Government Contracting

PTACAlabama State University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) assists Alabama small businesses interested in obtaining contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and state/local government agencies, and participating prime contractors. Its mission is to strengthen Alabama’s economy by stimulating job creation, growth, and business retention. To accomplish this goal, the PTAC offers no-cost business advising services to businesses seeking to obtain federal, state, and local government contracts. Workshops and conferences are also held periodically throughout its eight (8) county servicing areas to assist small businesses in becoming more familiar and better prepared to navigate the procurement process.  Counties served by ASU PTAC are:  Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Tallapoosa. 

Procurement assistance and training include the following:

Registration in Government Databases:

  • Electronic Bid Tracking Services

Small Business Program Certifications:

  • 8(a) Business Development
  • Small Disadvantaged
  • Woman-Owned
  • Veteran-Owned
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
  • HUBZone
  • Subcontracting
  • Small Business Certifications
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Government Contracting Workshops / Seminars:

  • Business Matchmakers and Networking Events
  • Contract Marketing Strategies
  • GSA Federal Supply Schedules
  • Understanding Bid/Proposal Documents
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations

Contact the ASU PTAC today to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. You can reach us at 334-604-3302 or

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. The University of Alabama Serves as the host institution. For assistance contact 334-229-4138 or email Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.