CT PTAC | Marketing & Procurement Assistance for CT Businesses




is Solving the Puzzle of

Government Contracting

CT PTAC has a mission to provide marketing and procurement assistance to Connecticut businesses interested in selling their goods or services to federal, state, or local governments. CT PTAC is a statewide program serving all cities and towns in Connecticut.

CT PTAC’s services are provided at no charge.

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. In addition to funds from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

What is PTAC?

We help Connecticut businesses identify, compete for, and win federal, state and local government contracts. If you are not a CT business, please click here to find your state’s PTAC.

We can Help

Our assistance comes in the form of teaching, mentoring and coaching. We also provide our clients with a set of electronic tools to research and identify government contracting opportunities.


CT PTAC and CONNSTEP have partnered to assist businesses in Connecticut understand the DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 Cyber Security compliance requirements. This compliance impacts business working on DoD contracts, either as a prime or a subcontractor…

News & Events

New England Veterans Small Business Symposium @ Online event
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Veterans Buisness Outreach Center is thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker Bill Militello, founder and CEO of Militello Capital and Localvest. A graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Officer, and 4x Entrepreneur.

This is an exceptional opportunity to network with your colleagues and hear from experts in all stages of business growth and development with individualized tracks to meet your business goals, resources for your VOSB & SDVOSB, updates on certification, and our featured New England Business Owner Roundtable.

Date: 9/27/2023

Time: 12:30-4:00PM

Register Here: New England Veterans Small Business Symposium Tickets, Wed, 27 Sep 2023 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite


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Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit @ Aqua Turf Club
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit

Wed, Oct 11, 2023
8:30am – 11:45am
Aqua Turf Club – 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT 06479
$115 – $1,200
Register Here


Athletic Brewing Company chief operating officer Jamie Lissette is the featured speaker for the Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit, presented by CBIA, CONNSTEP, and ReadyCT.

The Milford-based manufacturer ranks number 26 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country and Lissette shares the behind-the-scenes story of how Athletic is disrupting the brewing industry, growing revenues more than 13,000% in the last three years.

We release the 2023 Connecticut Manufacturing Report at the summit and chief manufacturing officer Paul Lavoie joins BD Medical’s Dustin Anderson, Lectra Americas president Lenny Marano, and ProMold Plastics’ Lorella Struzzi to review the report’s findings and share best practices for navigating challenges and leveraging opportunities.

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Connecticut District Export Council recognizes outstanding contributors to state manufacturing exports and we present our annual manufacturing awards.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with your peers and learn what’s happening in Connecticut’s critical manufacturing sector!


7:30 am | Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

      • Chris DiPentima, President & CEO, CBIA

8:45 am | State, National Manufacturing Outlook

      • Robert Hersh, National Managing Principal, Manufacturing Industry, Grant Thornton

9:15 am | 2022 Connecticut Manufacturing Report: Results & Insights

      • Moderator: Dan Wheadon, Partner, National Leader Industrials Consulting Practice, RSM US LLP

      • Dustin Anderson, Plant Manager, BD Medical

      • Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut

      • Lenny Marano, President, Lectra Americas

      • Lorella Struzzi, Legal Counsel, ProMold Plastics

10:15 | Networking Break

10:30 am | Behind the Disruptors: The Athletic Brewing Story

      • Jamie Lissette, COO, Athletic Brewing Co.

11:15 am | Connecticut District Export Council Awards

11:30 am | 2023 Connecticut Manufacturing Awards

11:45 am | Adjourn

Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank with additional support from RSM and Grant Thornton.


Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit

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2023 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) @ Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Orlando, Florida
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Take part in the 2023 National Veterans Small Business Engagement! This engagement is one of the most significant business-networking events for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and firms in other socio-economic categories. This highly requested event will occur at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center (approximately 21 miles south of Orlando).

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) forecasted contract prospects in facilities supplies and services (e.g., construction), medical supplies and services, information technology and professional services will be showcased by program managers. As in previous years, industry supply diversity managers and other government agencies can attend to network with entrepreneurs. The NVSBE presents a unique and valuable opportunity for Procurement Decision Makers (PDM) to connect with Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and small and disadvantaged firms.

The discounted hotel reservation link is posted in the section above titled Venue and Lodging. To obtain the discounted rate, individuals interested in attending are encouraged to wait until the lodging link is posted on this website. We will update this site when other logistical details are finalized

For general questions about the event, please contact Registration@EventPrep.com or call 844-687-2318.

If you want to become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact NVSBE@EventPrep.com.

Date: November 7-9, 2023

Location: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Register Here: NVSBE 2023  · VetBiz Portal (va.gov)


NVSBE Registration Now Open Nov 7-9, Orlando FL


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Joe Courtney, the U.S Representative for Connecticut’s Congressional District, supports CTPTAC and APTAC

Cindy Hersom of Dicin Electric Company, Waterford, CT, was awarded the National Subcontractor of the Year. We are proud of Cindy and her contribution to Connecticut.

 DICIN Electric Co., Inc

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