About the Kentucky PTAC

About the KY PTAC & Government Contracting

The mission of the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is to provide marketing and procurement assistance to Kentucky businesses interested in selling their products and/or services either directly or indirectly to federal, state or local governments.


Determining Government Contracting Feasibility
PTAC specialists can help assess a company’s readiness for pursuing the unique challenges associated with federal, state and local government contracting. Assessing a company’s readiness allows them to better position the company for success.

Completing Necessary Registrations
PTAC can help ensure companies are properly registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), which allows the company to do business with the federal government. PTAC specialists can also assist with registrations in other federal,state and local government vendor databases.

Certification and Training
Assistance is available to help with certifications and small business programs such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, and SDVOSB. PTAC specialists can help businesses determine if they are eligible for special certifications which can create unique opportunities with agencies within the government. Kentucky PTAC also offers training on topics to help companies succeed in government contracting.

Marketing Strategy
PTAC can advise on developing an effective marketing strategy for getting federal, state and local contracts.

Researching Procurement Awards
Need research information on what agencies have bought products or services like yours in the past? Are you interested in who has been awarded these contracts and the award amount? The Kentucky PTAC can assist you in finding this information and more.

Identifying Bid Opportunities
Registering for the PTAC Bid Match service can ensure companies are notified of government contract opportunities that match their Bid Match search profile.
Proposal Preparation
A procurement specialist can work with a company to help them in understanding the requirements of a proposal and preparing and submitting it to the appropriate agency.

After Contract Award
PTAC provides assistance to clients in all aspects of post award compliance from interpretation of requirements to implementation of plans and procedures.

How To Qualify for PTAC Services

  • In business two or more years
  • Located in Kentucky

To Receive Our Services, You Must...

  • Be a Kentucky-based company (Outside Kentucky? Click here to identify resources in your state)
  • Want to sell to the government
  • Have the potential to sell to the government
  • Have e-mail capability and Internet access
  • Complete a KPTAC client application
  • Report all government contract awards each calendar quarter (whether or not KPTAC was directly involved)
  • Respond to our annual Quality of Services survey
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