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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.

Website (Northeast & Southwest Michigan): https://www.ptac4nemi.org/

Information about the Southwest Michigan PTAC.

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

Kim Bourner
Procurement Counselor
Theresa Chaney-Huggett
Procurement Counselor

Upcoming Events

Check out our 2022 class listing & our 2023 class listing to register for the following classes and more.


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.


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.


When you’re ready to sell your products/services to the government, create a capability statement to share when meeting (in person or virtual) buyers for prime and subcontracting opportunities.


Govology is a collaborative community raising the competency level of small business to excel in government contracting. These are pre-recorded sessions that we will watch together.


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


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PTAC Northeast and Southwest Michigan
625 W. Green Street
Marshall, MI  49068

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. Southwest Michigan PTAC, satellite of Northeast Michigan Consortium (NEMC), is funded in part by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

The reproduction, reformatting, and/or distribution of PTAC materials in part or in whole, in addition to the reselling of PTAC services, is strictly prohibited.

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Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Dial 711 Relay Center and TTY.  Supported in part with state and/or federal funds.