Helping businesses sell products and services to the nation’s largest consumer…the government

The Southwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) assists with business development for those who wish to sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments. Our services are offered at no charge. These services are available in Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.

Bridging Business and Government

  • Counseling: bid preparation, understanding regulations, marketing strategies, contract administration
  • Training / Networking: workshops, classes
  • Bid Match: customer bid matching, searches over 2,000 solicitation sites daily
  • Registrations: Federal System for Award Management, State of Michigan vendor registrations, other necessary registrations
  • Subcontracting Assistance: identify subcontracting prospects, guidance in marketing to primes, host events to meet with buyers

Contact A Specialist

Jan Campbell
Program Manager
Stephanie Bourne
Business Outreach Specialist
Kim Bourner
Technical Assistance Specialist

Upcoming Events

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING ORIENTATION CLASS

This is the first step in learning how to sell to the federal, state, and local government. If your company is considering government contracting, this free seminar will give you the direction you need. Online pre-registration is required.

Class schedule and to register

LESSONS LEARNED IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

This Govology pre-recorded webcast reviews the top ten most common mistakes contractors make and how to identify, avoid, and mitigate each mistake presented by an experienced federal contractor. This will be offered classroom style and the video will be paused to discuss as a group. Normally this session is $75. There is no charge to attend.

Pre-requisites: Orientation Class and a current client of PTAC. Online pre-registration is required.

Class schedule and to register

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING: MARKETING AND RESEARCH: MINING FOR OPPORTUNITIES CLASS

Once you have completed the Orientation class and are an active client, you are welcome to attend. This class teaches you how to market your business to government agencies as well as researching which agencies are appropriate for your business.

Pre-requisites: Orientation Class and a current client of PTAC. Online pre-registration is required.

Class schedule and to register

SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH A PTAC COUNSELOR

For more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact a PTAC Counselor.  Email PTAC

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MEDC-logo-150x90The Southwest Michigan PTAC is funded in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).

The Southwest Michigan PTAC is also funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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