CT PTAC | Marketing & Procurement Assistance for CT Businesses

CT PTAC 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 PTAP 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

CTPTAC Webinar: Strategies for Responding to Federal Bid Solicitations @ Webinar
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter: Samantha Williams, President & CEO, Sam’s Word
Date: 5/26/2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00pm (EDT)
Location: Zoom Webinar
Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s5Y2I-apRUG0SUIAimkUiA
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org




















Presented by: Samantha Williams, President & CEO

Samantha (Sammi) Williams, is the President & CEO of Sam’s Word, LLC, a certified minority, woman-owned small business (WOSB). Sammi is a CT PTAC client with extensive experience reviewing federal procurement opportunities and responding to federal bid proposals. As a content strategist with over twenty years of writing experience, Sammi facilitates business development, marketing, and communication presentations. Sammi also assists businesses with their business communication needs, such as content development, editing, proofreading, and copywriting. Sammi earned a Master’s in Health Care Administration from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration / Human Resource Management from York College – CUNY. Sammi is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and Sam’s Word is also WBENC and DBE certified.



FREE Webinar: Virtual CT Business Matchmaker @ Webinar
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center May 28 for a Virtual CT Business Matchmaker

Join for a FREE, virtual event on May 28. Primes will highlight current needs and processes. Small businesses will be encouraged to follow-up with Primes after the event.



*Postponed* Free Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program: On Forgiveness @ Webinar
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rescheduled from 5/21 to 5/28 – Update! Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Focus on Forgiveness This webinar will cover information on tracking your PPP-related expenses, guidance provided to date from the Small Business Administration on forgiveness, tips to maximize forgiveness, and available assistance. Brought to you in partnership with the Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bridgeport, PTAC, WBDC, the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, & the Black Business Alliance. No-cost. Advance registration required via the CTSBDC to access the Webex link and password.

 Once you register, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for the webinar. Please check your spam box in case it accidentally gets filtered. If you do not receive the webinar information after registering, please e-mail valeria.bisceglia@uconn.edu.

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.


The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Office of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) manages federal procurement and awards processes in ten online systems. These systems include:

  • CFDA.gov (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
  • SAM.gov (System for Award Management)
  • FBO.gov (Federal Business Opportunities)
  • FPDS-NG.gov (Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation)
  • WDOL.gov (Wage Determinations OnLine)
  • eSRS.gov (Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System)
  • FAPIIS.gov (Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System)
  • FSRS.gov (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System)
  • CPARS.gov (Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System)
  • PPIRS.gov (Past Performance Information Retrieval System)
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