Department of Economic Development

Government Contracting

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC)
Where businesses, opportunity, and government connect.


VT PTAC is part of a network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers throughout the US that share one common goal: to provide business with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the know-how to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts.

For small companies with an interest in selling to the government, VT PTAC is where to begin. VT PTAC provides the in-depth understanding of complex documentation and uniquely defined product specifications that most businesses lack. Combined with a proactive involvement in seeking appropriate opportunities for each business, based on their unique and exclusive attributes, a relationship with VT PTAC is one of the most beneficial associations any business can forge.

At VT PTAC, we take the time to get to know you and your business. The more we know about what makes you distinct, the more we can achieve for you. Like matching you with relevant contact opportunities, targeting a list of buyers or delivering access to critical research and development products.

I’m ready to contact a PTAC Counselor

Through every phase of your government contracting experience, VT PTAC is there. We work with you to sort through the paperwork and help you understand the process.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with particular emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. The federal spending can flow to businesses either as direct contract recipients, or through subcontractors to prime contractors with federal government contracts.

Our free Services:

  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Identify government buyers, and subcontracting opportunities
  • Market research
  • Review bid proposals, assistance with preparation and submission
  • Help clarify contract terms and regulation
  • Provide training and networking opportunities

Ready to Get Started?

Upcoming Training Events

We provide all the critical training necessary to advise your business on government contracting. Here is a list of our upcoming exciting events!



MAR 24, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Rutland, VT

MAR 26, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Newport, VT

MAR 27, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Springfield, VT

APR 2, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Randolph, VT

APR 7, 2015 - Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses - Springfield, VT

APR 8, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Burlington, VT

APR 16, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Hyde Park, VT

APR 20, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Bennington, VT

APR 21, 2015 - Contracting with the State of Vermont: Buildings and General Services - Burlington, VT

APR 23, 2015 - Understanding the HUBZone Program - Newport, VT

APR 28, 2015 - Preparing for the Matchmaker - Bennington, VT

MAY 6 & 7, 2015 - SAVE THE DATE 2015 Training and Matchmaker Event - Manchester, VT

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Contracting News and Opportunities

MAY 2015 - 2015 Training and Matchmaker Event - Manchester, VT

NOV 2014 - Vermont Businesses Earn $103 Million In Government Contracts

OCT 2014 - Morrisville Retailer Wins Government Contract

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VT PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official view of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.

Robin Miller, Director – Montpelier Office

Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist


Craig Baden, Procurement Counselor I - Rutland Office
(Rutland, Addison and Bennington Counties)

Babette Lizotte, Procurement Counselor II - Burlington Office
(Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties)

Brenda Plastridge, Procurement Counselor - Newport Office
Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist

Partnership w/Vt Small Business Development Center
(Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia Counties)

Joanne Spaulding, Procurement Specialist - Montpelier Office

Certified Contracting Assistance  Specialist
(Lamoille, Orange, and Washington Counties)

Ed Williams, Procurement Counselor I - Springfield Office
(Windham and Windsor Counties)