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Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) (web site)

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99336 (map it)

General Description

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center's (PTAC) mission is to maximize the number of capable U.S. companies participating in the government marketplace. Through no-cost counseling sessions and/or training workshops, we guide companies through the entire process of applying for and fulfilling government contracts, from helping you determine what kind of products and services the government needs, to registration, bidding and more.

Assistance Available

PTAC hosts several training sessions and seminars throughout the year to provide the practical, hands-on information you need to do business with the government. Please visit for a current schedule.

General Management/Business Planning
PTAC assists businesses with market research to determine if the government marketplace is a potential customer for their products and services. PTAC can help you locate key markets and how to best access those markets.

Information Source
PTAC will help you understand government contracting opportunities at the local, state and federal levels. We help with registrations and certifications, locating opportunities, proposal development, post-award assistance and more. We will also teach you how to market your products or services to government agencies and prime contractors.

Marketing Services
PTAC works with you to determine the key government markets for your products and services and how to best access those markets. We can also teach you how to develop a capability statement, which is a marketing piece specifically used for government contracting.

PTAC offers a computerized Bid Match service that will search numerous government databases for bid leads that match your company's criteria and capabilities. Bid leads are sent via email on a daily basis. This is an optional fee-based service.


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Contact Information

Phone: (509) 491-3231
Fax: (509) 783-1733