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Procurement Technical Assistance Center
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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers


Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program helps Utah small businesses to find, bid and win procurement opportunities with federal, state, and local government entities.  Through one-on-one and group counseling PTAC educates and assists Utah businesses to more effectively compete in the government marketplace. PTAC provides a bid-matching service to help businesses identify relevant contracting opportunities and then offers technical assistance on many aspects of the government contracting process including, but not limited to, B2G marketing, diversity program eligibility and solicitation response document review. PTAC can also assist Utah contractors/vendors/suppliers with other aspects of the procurement process including government contracting readiness assessment, GSA assistance and/or eligibility and registration for government contracting set-aside programs.

The world of government contracting can be daunting so get help.  To date, PTAC has successfully assisted hundreds of Utah small businesses who have been awarded close of one-half of a TRILLION dollars.  If your small business is looking for a way to expand its customer base, government contracting may be an option.  There is no cost to Utah businesses.  Contact a PTAC representative in your area to register to receive PTAC services.

Utah PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


Register for upcoming PTAC outreach events.

August 31, 2016: Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Outreach Event (Weber State University – Layton, UT)
Learn how to sell goods and services online and at more than 2,500 Post Exchange (PX), Base Exchange (BX) and military installations world-wide.
More info about AAFES

September 19, 2016: GSA Marketing – (UVU PTAC – Orem, UT)
Learn how to market your GSA contact to government purchasers.  Gain insight and tips regarding acquisition requirements and find an insertion point into your customer’s contracting program.

October 20, 2016 – PTAC Vendor Fair – (Provo Marriott – Provo, UT)
Join PTAC for its annual Symposium event.  This year PTAC is focusing on creating a forum where small businesses can get direct access to procurement personell and contracting officers in a Vendor Fair.

October 25-26, 2016 – Army Corp. of Engineers QCM training and certification –  (Kaysville, UT)


November 15, 2016 – Doing Business with Hill Air Force Base 101 – (Layton, UT)


December 7-8, 2016 – Army Corp. of Engineers CQM training and certification –  (Dixie PTAC – St. George, UT)


Click here to register to receive PTAC services


General Inquiry/Contact Us
801 538-8775


PTAC is an important part of The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, with seven offices throughout the state to assist you.  There are specific keys available from your PTAC office as follows:


  • BID Match software to find bid opportunities.
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Workshops and Conferences
  • Registration Assistance (DUNS, SAM)
  • Networking and Industry outreach facilitation
  • Contracting Partnerships:
    Prime / Sub
    Mentor / Protégé
    Teaming agreements
  • U.S. Small Business Diversity/Set-Aside Program
    Hub Zone Opportunities
    Woman Owned Small Business
    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
  • Bid Proposals (response to an RFP, RFQ, RFI)
  • Product Specifications / ASTM Standards / NSN drawings
  • Procurement Histories / Pricing Data
  • GSA Assistance

Individual Counseling

Utah PTAC provides individual counseling and contracting assistance training at your site, or at one of our seven locations state-wide.  PTAC can assist you in the development of pre-acquistion strategy and marketing tools that will help you to better compete in the government marketplace.

Utah PTAC can help you to become eligible to become a government contractor, vendor or supplier and can assist with registration in government databases.

Utah PTAC offers technical assistance related to diversity program registration, solicitation (RFP, RFQ) document review and can facilitate getting ASTM, NSN drawings and specification information.

Procurement counselors provide individual counseling on all aspects of government contracting, including assistance in the initial stage of how to find the right match, how to market to the government, and how to request and prepare solicitation documents. Counselors also provide information on other government programs with agencies like SBA, SBDC, MEP, SCORE, etc.

Client Web Page Bid Match Notifications

PTAC offices utilize a computerized Bid Match program, which compares your company’s products and/or services, in combination with industrial NAICS codes to government solicitations for the things they want to purchase. These purchases can range in scope and type similar to any other very large business procurement effort, and include:

  • Federal Agency software and integrated telecommunications circuits
  • DoD procurement of environmental remediation solutions
  • Federal/State engineering services and all types of equipment
  • Construction projects, including home and/or warehouse design/build, to asphalt paving, or grounds maintenance

System for Award Management (SAM) Registration – What you should know

There is no charge or fee to register in SAM.  There are private companies who are soliciting to register in SAM for you for a fee of $599.00 dollars.  THIS IS NOT NECESSARY.  Your local PTAC office will help you register in SAM at NO CHARGE!  Register Here by creating a user account.

The PTAC Procurement Symposiums and/or Vendor Fairs provide training and networking opportunities for companies wanting to win government contracts (Federal / State / Local).

The PTAC Procurement Symposiums and/or Vendor Fairs provide training and networking opportunities for companies wanting to win government contracts (Federal / State / Local).

Chuck Spence Interview with Jorgenson Material Handling


Utah PTAC is a proud member of APTAC, the national association of PTACs.



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