PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance
The Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance
Center (PTAC) at Ohio University is part of the Appalachian Consortium serving seventeen
counties in eastern and southeastern Ohio (Regions 10 and 11). There are seven PTAC
Centers throughout the state and are headed by the Ohio Department of Development.
The US Defense Logistics Agency as well as the Ohio Department of Development provides
funding to the states PTAC Centers. The main office is located within AREI, part
of Ohio University's Voinovich Center for Leadership & Public Affairs.
The purpose of the PTAC is to assist
Ohio businesses to sell goods and services to local, state, and federal government.
Each center provides marketing, one-on-one training, seminars, direct counseling,
bid preparation, post award assistance and individualized research. The PTAC also
offers an electronic bid-matching service, product and procurement histories, military
specifications and trade events. These services are provided at no cost to Ohio
The overall goals of the PTAC Centers
The federal government purchases
over 200 billion dollars worth of products and service each year. The Ohio University
Procurement Technical Assistance Center can assist your company in getting its share
of contracts by providing information, training, and technical assistance to businesses
in Southeastern Ohio. Ohio University's Appalachia PTAC helps companies sell their
products or service to local, state, or federal government agencies. Services provided
to local businesses are:
- To make small businesses competitive
- To maximize partnerships
- To encourage economic development
through job retention and creation
- To build strong contractors through
targeted training and one-on-one assistance.
- Computerized Bid Match Service
- Contracting Bid Board
- Individual Counseling Assistance
- Registration Assistance
- Assistance in Obtaining Reference