Why Sell To The Government?
- The U.S. Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world.
- The Federal Government buys over 17 million different commercial items.
- The Federal Government pays net 30 days after it receives an accurate and complete invoice.
- Federal Government spending is approximately $300 – $500 billion each year.
- 25% percent of federal spending is set aside for small businesses.
- $40 billion spent by New York State on products and services each year.
- Government small business programs for businesses that are: Minority and Women owned, Veterans/Services-Disabled owned, & companies located in Historically Underutilized Business zones.
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.
Visit here for more information on the PTAP.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
One Blue Hill Plaza
P.O. Box 1575, Pearl River, NY 10965
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.