Utah’s small business source for government contracting assistance

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has nine locations throughout Utah to help small businesses expand through government contracting opportunities.

The Defense Logistics Agency administers the Utah PTAC program in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. These services are provided at no cost to assist small businesses throughout the state.

“With over 1,000 active clients, PTAC is instrumental in assisting Utah’s small business community in being awarded $740 million in government contracts during the 2019 fiscal year.  PTAC provides strong support to its clients as they pursue federal, state and local contract awards,” says Chuck Spence, PTAC program director.

Each year, PTAC sponsors multiple training workshops and outreach events to spotlight contracting opportunities and facilitate introductions between buyers and suppliers.

PTAC helps businesses by:

  • Identifying and explaining contracting opportunities at federal, state and local government levels.
  • Advising companies on how to find, pursue, win and manage government contracts.
  • Providing no-cost, one-on-one consulting services.
  • Holding small business outreach events with government agencies and large defense prime contractors.
  • Conducting training workshops.
  • Providing registration assistance with the government’s System for Award Management Managed Identifier (SAMMI) and System for Award Management (SAM).
  • Helping with bid proposals (response to an RFP, RFQ, RFI and Sources Sought notice).
  • Providing General Services Administration (GSA) assistance.

“As a small business venturing into federal contracting, PTAC has been instrumental for the successful outcome of our recent responses to various government solicitations. It has provided technical proposal review, guidance to identify administrative support, training resources and guidance to access other resources such as support for GSA Schedule preparation,”  says Ernesto de la Hoz, managing partner at RedFISH Environmental.

For more information, visit business.utah.gov/ptac or call (801) 538-8775.