Contracting with the government can be a challenging process. We are here to help you through it.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 and is administered by the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) which provides matching funds through state and local government and non-profit organizations to establish Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) regionally dedicated to free and low cost assistance to businesses who want to participate in the government procurement process, whether federal, state, or local. Having locally run PTACs allows for flexibility and customization of each program to the needs of area businesses.

The Virginia PTAP is administered by George Mason University, our regional sponsor, and covers a significant portion of the state ranging from Northern Virginia down through the Hampton Roads area and back through Central Virginia past Charlottesville. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, we offer multiple locations and partner with local public and private organizations to offer counseling and training close to our clients. Our program is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) which is one of over 90 other PTACs around the country.

Virginia PTAP’s mission is to “Help business do business with government”, both federal and state/local. Our services cover the full range of information, from the very basics for newcomers (FAR, FBO, SAM, DSBS, and more) to WOSB, SDVOSB, GSA schedules application, 8a application, and more. We to help our clients understand how to analyze and respond to RFPs, the advantages of priming versus subcontracting, and assist with more intricate company-specific challenges.

To learn more about the various topics above, visit our resources page or sign up for our Basic Training class to get a comprehensive overview of doing business with the federal government. In order to take advantage of our free counseling services you’ll need to register as a client since one-on-one assistance is provided to but a company must first register with the program to obtain an appointment.