Interested in selling to federal, state or local government agencies?
As a specialty center of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can help you develop effective marketing techniques and assist you in finding contract opportunities matched to your company’s capabilities. PTAC‘s free consulting and low cost technical assistance is available to businesses in 42 counties between and around the major cities of Houston and Austin in the Southeast Texas area.
At UH PTAC We Offer
Business Consulting - UH PTAC provides free one-on-one consulting to help you research and bid on government contracts. Our consultants are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to assist you in making selling to the government less complicated and more profitable.
Business Training - UH PTAC offers a variety of training seminars – some free, some for a low fee -- on procurement topics including marketing to the government, preparing successful bids and proposals, and applying for women-owned and disadvantaged business certification. Our instructors all have extensive knowledge of the government procurement process and will share their real-world experience with you. Click here to see the UH SBDC Training Center's workshop schedule where you'll find the listing of PTAC workshops that can help you learn the ins and outs of selling to the government.
Bid Match Service - Receive daily notification of current government bid opportunities that closely match your company’s capabilities. PTAC consultants can assist you in setting up an FBO profile. Notices can be emailed to you. For qualified clients we can set up our Bid Match service with a 90-day free trial subscription.
Marketing Assistance - Federal, state and local government agencies and their large prime contractors award billions of dollars worth of contracts and subcontracts each year to small companies like yours. The UH PTAC can help you tap into the government marketplace. Learn which government agencies buy your products and services. Define your target customer and find contract opportunities to fit your company’s capabilities. Learn how to prepare proposals in response to solicitations.
Registrations and Certifications –Identify the specific “codes” for your industry enabling government buyers to easily identify your products and services. Learn what government small business initiatives are in place to help your company. Register your company to be listed on procurement databases accessed by government purchasers. Submit correct and complete applications for federal, state and local certification.
Mil Specs and Other Government Documents – Find assistance with obtaining government documents including Federal and Military Specifications and Standards, Commercial and Data Item Descriptions, Procurement Histories.
Accounting System Setup - Learn how to set up your accounting system to comply with specialized tracking and reporting requirements for government contracts, including SBIRs and STTRs.
Subcontracting Assistance -- Find assistance with locating opportunities to become a subcontractor to some of Houston’s major prime contractors. We can help you identify prime contractors seeking to buy your products and services. UH PTAC can help prepare you to be a qualified supplier to these large companies.
For Agencies and Primes Only -- Buying officials can find assistance in locating the right supplier for your requirements, and also assistance in getting that supplier up to speed. Need help finding the right supplier or service provider? PTAC can help identify qualified small businesses.
University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center
A specialty center of the UH SBDC Network
2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77002
Call 713-752-8477 for general information or Email to email@example.com