VT PTAC is part of 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.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for DLA-funded Procurement Technical Assistance Programs. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers have been established in almost every state to provide direct services to businesses. To locate a PTAC in another state or territory, visit the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
Connect with agency buying officers, prime contractors and other businesses through our nationally recognized partnerships and networking events.
Keep up to date on upcoming Matchmaker events in your area. A Matchmaker is a not-to-be-missed networking event where Vermont small businesses will have the opportunity to meet the procurement and prime contractors and representatives from state and federal government agencies in a series of 10 minute one-on-one appointments. Find out more >>
Vermont National Guard Partnership
The Vermont Procurement Technical Center (VT PTAC) works closely with the National Guard Association of Vermont (NGA-VT) to strengthen the relationship between NGA-VT and the local business community in the National Guard Association of Vermont’s Corporate Partnership Program. Members of the Vermont National Guard are a citizen armed force. When activated they perform thier mission and when inactive they work and live their lives in our communities. To date, members of our National Guard have agreed to assist Vermont companies in their efforts to attract Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. Over the last year, with a pilot group of six companies, National Guard personnel have assisted Vermont companies by assisting with networking, sales, and marketing. NGA-VT website.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA has various available federal preference programs that may jump-start your federal contracting business. This effort is focused on creating an environment where maximum participation by small businesses. Available support includes financing, training, counseling, communication, and procurement and legislative policies. Click here to find out how you can take advantage of these federal preference programs.
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSBC)
Veteran Owned Small Business
Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone)
8(a) Business Development Program
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This program provides procurement preferences to Veteran-Owned and controlled small businesses, the business must be Verified as an eligible firm and be registered in the VIP database. For more information about the verification program visit https://vetbiz.com/ or https://www.va.gov.
North American Industry Classification System
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. To locate a list of classification codes visit https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.
Federal Product Codes
Federal product and service codes are used by the United States government to describe the products, services, and research and development purchased by the government. To locate a list of Federal Product Codes visit http://support.outreachsystems.com/resources/tables/pscs/.
Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Find out more