Step 10: Contact Your Alaska PTAC

A Resource for You

In 1986, the Department of Defense established a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) to assist small businesses with their government contracting efforts. The Alaska PTAC is a partner program of the Alaska Small Business Development Center through the University of Alaska Anchorage. Our team provides assistance, education, and resources to any business in search of government contract opportunities. Our core services include:

One-on-One Assistance

Our experienced on-site contract specialists can guide you through the complicated government procurement processes. These might include:

  • Obtaining a DUNS number (required for federal contracting), locating and identifying NAICS codes, registering in SAM (required for federal contracting) and the Dynamic Small Business Search
  • Reviewing federal, state and local buying procedures
  • Marketing to specific agencies
  • Understanding small business certifications such as 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran- Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and Woman-Owned

Electronic Bid Match

PTAC’s most resourceful service is Bid Match – an electronic matching of your products or services with government solicitation opportunities (federal, state, and local). PTAC clients establish a profile based on the types of products or services provided; opportunities matching that profile are then sent directly via email. Utilization of this free service requires submitting performance results through our quarterly survey.

Workshops and Seminars

These educational and informative workshops provide you with the most current contracting information. PTAC also introduces you to agency contracting personnel and prime contractors through our “Meet-the-Agency” and “Meet-the-Prime” programs.

PTAC staff can be reached by calling 907-786-7258 or email to info@ptacalaska.org.  You may also request services online by clicking here.