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. Administered by the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments, as well as non-profit organizations for the establishment of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs).

Currently there are Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) that form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government.

PTAC staff are trained contracting specialists that will help your business obtain the most current and relevant information available in government contracting. They will provide assistance with individualized business counseling, pre- and post-award assistance, government registrations and certifications, subcontracting assistance, state contracting assistance, networking and matchmaking events, and government contracting training events.

Locate Your PTAC:

To contact a PTAC outside of Michigan, please visit:

If your business is located in Michigan, visit the PTACS of Michigan website to locate the office that serves your area:

If your business is located in Macomb County, visit