The Montana SBDC Network works closely with the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Program. The PTAC Program was created in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of small businesses capable of participating in the Government Marketplace successfully.
PTAC's are located across the United States. Montana PTAC counselors provide a wide range of assistance - most free of charge - to businesses through one-on-one counseling sessions, classes, seminars, and matchmaking events. PTAC staff members possess backgrounds in government acquisitions and participate in ongoing training, enabling them to keep pace with the continually changing acquisition marketplace, its policies and procedures.
PTAC's can provide assistance to your business in a wide range of areas whether you are in the beginning, intermediate or advanced stages of government contracting. Areas of assistance include:
- Determining suitability for contracting
- Securing necessary registrations
- Women-owned small business (WOSB), 8(A), HubZone and other certifications
- Researching procurement histories
- Identifying big opportunities
- Proposal preparation
- Contract performance issues
- Preparing for an audit
Visit the Montana PTAC Program web site to learn more about how they can assist you with your government contracting needs.