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 registration for government contracting set-aside programs. Government contracting can be complicated. To date, PTAC has successfully assisted hundreds of Utah small businesses who have been awarded close to 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.
In November 2019, FBO was shut down, renamed as “Contracting Opportunities” and moved to beta.SAM.gov. There has been confusion about how to log in to beta.SAM.gov, how to find government solicitations and how to set up an account.
To help you navigate your way through this new system, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is sponsoring a training workshop. See PDF here.
There is no charge to attend but registration is required.
Davis Technical College, Northfront Business Resource Center
(450 So. Simmons Way, Kaysville UT 84037)
Beaver County Box Elder County Cache County Carbon County Daggett County Davis County Duchesne County Emery County Garfield County Grand County Iron County Juab County Kane County Millard County Morgan County Piute County Rich County Salt Lake County (Metro) Greater Salt Lake County (Bluffdale, Draper, Herriman, Kearns, Midvale, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City) San Juan County Sanpete County Sevier County Summit County Tooele County Uintah County Utah County Wasatch County Washington County Wayne County Weber County Or print, complete and email the PTAC client intake form to a PTAC near you.
Utah PTAC provides individual counseling and contracting assistance training at your site, or at one of our eight locations state-wide. PTAC can assist you in the development of 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.
PTAC offers a proprietary bid-match software service which compares your company’s products and/or services, in combination with industrial NAICS codes and key words to multiple government solicitation portals. Matching bid opportunities are then emailed directly to the client, saving valuable time otherwise spent searching multiple bid sources. Government solicitations range in scope and type similar and include, but are not limited to, the following:
There is no charge or fee to obtain a DUNS number or to register in SAM.gov for government contracting. There are private companies who will solicit to help you register in SAM and charge you a fee but this is unnecessary. PTAC can help you for no charge. Register Here by creating a user account.
Utah PTAC is a proud member of APTAC, the national association of PTACs.