All PTAC offices throughout the State are now open and available for In-Person one-on-one counseling. To contact the PTAC Regional Manager nearest you, please scroll down the web page to the section entitled Regional Managers.

Email us at ptac@utah.gov or call 801-538-8655.

Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program helps Utah 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.

Utah PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the state of Utah.

What We Do:

Events

Where We Come In:

Individual Counseling

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.

Bid-Matching Email Notifications

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:

  • 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

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Registration

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.

Note: No later than April 2022, the DUNS number will no longer be the identifier for doing business with the federal government. An existing SAM registration’s unique entity identifier (formerly DUNS number) will automatically be assigned a new UEI and will be displayed in SAM. The new UEI will be a 12-character alpha-numeric value.

Affiliations

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

Helpful Links

Register in SAM

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN): Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) before registering in SAM if you don’t already have one.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: Before registering in SAM, you’ll need a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet. It is free to obtain a DUNS number.
  • System for Award Management (SAM.Gov): The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official, centralized, electronic registration process for vendors that want to do business with the federal government. Formerly known as Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). SAM is the primary federal government repository for most of the government-required representations and certifications. Registration is always free.
    • User Guide: The official user guide for registering in SAM.
    • Tutorial Video: An official YouTube video from 2012 on how to register in SAM.
    • NAICS Codes: North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to register in the government’s vendor database, SAM, for federal contracting. They are also used in solicitations and bids to identify what a business does.
    • FSC/PSC Codes: Listing and search engine for Federal Supply Codes (FSCs) and Product Service Codes (PSCs), which are used to register in the government’s vendor database, SAM, for federal contracting.
    • Small Business Size Standards: The Small Business Administration (SBA) website on how size is determined. Use this information to determine whether your business is considered small.
    • Government User Guidance on Small Business Information in SAM: Information for government users on how  to interpret small business information in SAM.

Find Opportunities

Contracting Assistance Programs

Contact Information Lists

SBIR/STTR Grants

General Services Administration (GSA) Websites

  • GSA Homepage: The U.S. General Services Administration’s homepage.
  • GSA eLibrary: GSA eLibrary contains the latest GSA contract award information.
  • GSA Advantage: GSA Advantage is the government’s central online shopping superstore. GSA Advantage provides online access to millions of products and services from thousands of federal contractors.
  • GSA Global Supply: GSA Global Supply is a federal program administered by the General Services Administration. It is a requisition-based supply program for customers worldwide, including the Department of Defense.

Spending Databases

Other Useful Links

Annual PTAC Symposium

2021

  • Mark your calendar! This year’s symposium will be held October 21, 2021 at the Davis Conference Center.
  • More information on our 2021 PTAC Symposium will be forthcoming!

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2019

Past Presentations

Regional Managers

_Regional Manager-South Salt Lake County

Alex Quayson-Sackey

801-957-5357 aquayson@utah.gov

_Regional Manager-Beaver, Garfield and Iron Counties

Joni Anderson

435-586-8883 AndersonJoni@suu.edu

_Regional Manager-Box Elder, Cache, Rich Counties

Troy McClain

435-757-9025 tmcclain@btech.edu

_Regional Manager-Metro Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties

Paula Kramer

801-538-8756 pkramer@utah.gov

_Regional Manager - Washington, Kane, Piute, Wayne, Sevier, Millard and Sanpete Counties

Cameron Findlay

435-652-7754 findlay@utah.gov

_Regional Manager-Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties

Jack Schons

435-613-5198 jschons@utah.gov

_Regional Manager-Utah, Wasatch, Juab Counties

Thomas Gerke

801-863-8713 tgerke@utah.gov

_REGIONAL MANAGER-DAVIS, WEBER AND MORGAN COUNTIES and Program Support Specialist

Joshua Wiggins

801-231-9402 jcwiggins@utah.gov

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Client Testimonials

  • “Thank you Chuck and Paula for your insights, knowledge and guidance as I completed the on-line SBA WOSB self-certification. You were responsive and helpful when I contacted you with questions about aligning my sam.gov and sba.gov records. When I saw on the SBA website that EchoWolf Solutions is now certified, I just had to reach out and let you know of my positive experience with the SLC PTAC. I appreciate your experience, kindness and patience as well as the educational resources and support through this exciting time for my business.” – Sally White, EchoWolf Solutions, LLC

Contact Us

_REGIONAL MANAGER-DAVIS, WEBER AND MORGAN COUNTIES and Program Support Specialist

Joshua Wiggins

801-231-9402 jcwiggins@utah.gov

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