Fourth Annual Procurement Technical Assistance Centers Day set for Sept. 15

For 36 years, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) have helped expand the number of small businesses that successfully compete for and win federal, state, and local government contracts. This September, PTACs from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefited from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs.

Join the North Dakota PTAC team on Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. CDT, as they outline what a business needs to have in place before contracting, explore why you may consider the government market sector and what it takes to be successful in this market. Register at

During the past 12 months, North Dakota PTAC clients were awarded government contracts worth more than $120 million. Commissioner James Leiman of the North Dakota Department of Commerce said, “Now is the time for North Dakota to go big and bold on defense projects! We serve many of the nation’s most critical national security needs from supporting two of three legs of the nuclear triad, an intense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission as well as operational areas within the war on violent extremism. North Dakotan companies are well positioned to diversify away from oil and soil and support our war fighters where it matters most. Join us!”

Ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2020, the PTAC network served over 57,000 clients and helped them win over $24 billion in government contracts and subcontracts.  The more successful our nation’s small businesses are in the government marketplace, the stronger our regional and national economies grow.

The North Dakota PTAC is hosted by the University of North Dakota’s Nistler College of Business and Public Administration within the Center for Business Engagement and Development. In addition to the PTAC, the network includes the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers and the Veteran Business Outreach Center of the Dakotas.

More information about National PTAC Day can be found at Join the celebration!