The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. The REDC PTAC was established in 1986 when it joined the nationwide network of PTAP centers.
REDC PTAC serves as a FREE resource for businesses pursuing and performing under government contracts, including contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors.
There are 98 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices throughout the 50 states, and Puerto Rico and Guam. American Indian PTACs specialize in assistance to businesses located on reservations throughout the country. PTAC’s counselors provide services to more than 70,000 businesses each year nationwide.
PTACs are funded through cost sharing cooperative agreements between DLA and eligible program participants, including states, local governments, nonprofit organizations, economic enterprises and tribal organizations.
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