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Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion annually and many of these opportunities are available for small businesses.  Regulations and red tape stop many businesses from applying, but the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at SIU helps businesses identify opportunities and become more competitive in selling their goods and services to the government.

Services include:
  • Determining suitability for government contracting
  • Understanding the language and basics of contracting
  • Researching and identifying government agencies that are looking for your products and services
  • Securing necessary federal, state, and local government registrations
  • Assistance in applying for small business certification programs including 8(a), HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and more
  • Help registering with the System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Reviewing solicitations, proposal documents, and making recommendations
  • Assisting with preparing competitive bid proposals
  • Providing educational workshops on how to do business with the government

 

The Illinois PTAC at SIU provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one counseling services to address the specific needs of your business and assist you in procuring government contracts.  For more information or to set up an appointment, contact us or sign-up as a client.

 

The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU is funded in part through a cooperative agreement
with the Defense Logistics Agency.