PTAC - Procurement Technical Assistance Center
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 under the Defense Authorization Act to expand and stabilize the defense vendor supply base. The program has since been extended to include state and local government procurements.
LaGuardia Community College operates one of the 93 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) located throughout the nation under a Cooperative Agreement with the United States Department of Defense (DoD). PTACs provide a wide range of training and technical assistance services to small businesses throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The program is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
LaGuardia PTAC operations began in the year 2000 with a designated geographic coverage area of Queens, NY. Currently, there are approximately 230 small, minority, and women-owned business clients served by the Center on an on-going basis. Client services include:
• Assessing a company’s potential for government contracting • Providing assistance with certification and registrations • Bid preparation guidance and assistance • NAICS and federal supply code determination assistance • Customized bid matching • Procurement regulations assistance • Procurement and business workshops • Helping government agencies meet their procurement goals and objectives