The Alabama PTAC provides government procurement and contracting assistance through a group of specialty business advisors located at six locations in Alabama. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) primarily works with small businesses, but does work with larger businesses that need assistance fulfilling their small business award obligations.
What services does the program provide?
“Assistance of a specialized and professional nature provided to a business firm to enable it to identify potential contractual opportunities with DOD, other federal agencies, State and/or local governments, and government prime contractors, or to obtain or perform under contracts with these entities. This specialized assistance may consist of, but is not limited to, locating potential marketing opportunities for our clients’ products and/or services, educating and/or familiarizing firms and clients in the area of electronic commerce, assisting in the preparation of registrations, proposals and financial and contractual forms, and providing guidance in relation to quality assurance and production as it relates to government-specific requirements or specifications.”
The Alabama PTAC is hosted by the University of Alabama’s Office of Research & Economic Development, and is deployed statewide at partner university locations:
“This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.”