CT PTAC | Marketing & Procurement Assistance for CT Businesses

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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.

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

Webinar: Subcontractor Expectations in Federal Contracting @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Subcontractor Expectations in Federal Contracting

Presenter:  Cheryl DeMarco, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC

Registration Here:
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org


This course will cover the important elements and areas of risk for a subcontractor performing under a federal contract. Elements of what to expect during the proposal phase, negotiations of prime contractor clauses and flow-downs, compliance areas, and unique relationship issues will be discussed. The participant will obtain guidance on how to identify and mitigate risk, how to manage compliance under a federal prime contract and be a successful subcontractor.

Webinar: Subcontractor Expectations in Federal Contracting


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Webinar: How to Navigate USASpending.gov @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: How to Navigate USASpending.gov

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist, CT PTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bTKWO9QiTHuPXlPZX3H5hg
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

This live webinar will show you how to effectively use USASpending.gov to conduct your own market research on government spending and awarded contracts.  You will learn how to use the filters to narrow down searches and how to read search results.  This will be a live demo presentation.

Webinar: How to Navigate USASpending.gov


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Webinar: Veteran Affairs Federal Supply Schedule @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Veteran Affairs Federal Supply Schedule

Presenter: Frank Dixon, State Director, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6chqoesQRFyXjkgh38hwIA
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org


The VA FSS Schedule is a contract vehicle the VA uses to purchase your products and services. Lean if getting on the VA FSS schedule is right for you. This webinar will provide an overview of requirements as well as how to produce a compliant VA FSS Schedule to submit to the VA.

Webinar: Veteran Affairs Federal Supply Schedule


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Message from Frank Dixon, State Director

CTPTAC’s 2020 program year proved to be an interesting one to say the least, which required adjustments due to the pandemic. On March 13th we moved into a full remote format with our services; conducting 1600 plus counseling hours towards our annual goals, facilitated 50 plus virtual client training events, and accumulated 100 plus staff professional development hours. Already adept in virtual trainings, via “Go-to-Meetings” played a major role in the program achieving an average of 13% above all annual goals. 

Another great testament to our very new staff’s hard work resulted in PTAC clients winning $240 plus million dollars in direct and subcontract awards this year. In addition to our notable client success stories, this year involved some of our clients winning contracts for the first time; which helped the federal, state and local governments meet their demand for Covid-19 related products and services.

Although we will continue to work primarily in a remote capacity, I’m extremely optimistic about the upcoming 2021 program year, as CTPTAC is better equipped to assist our clients, strategic partners, and local communities enhance and grow their their knowledge in government contracting with an immediate focus on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Beta.Sam.gov.; in addition to, Women Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, and Socio-Economic Certifications. 

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19)
☑️Encourage sick employees to stay home.
☑️Instruct employees to wash their hands often with soap and water.
☑️Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

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