•  Ohio
  •  Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • at Ohio University

Building 19,
Suite 117B,
Athens OH 45701

(740) 597-1868
(740) 593-1795

PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

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 businesses.

The overall goals of the PTAC Centers 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.
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:
  • Computerized Bid Match Service
  • Contracting Bid Board
  • Individual Counseling Assistance
  • Registration Assistance
  • Assistance in Obtaining Reference Material