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: Doing Business with Municipalities Series- Hartford County, CT @ Zoom Webinar
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Doing Business with Municipalities Series- Hartford County, CT

Moderator: Frank Dixon, State Director of CTPTAC

Participating Municipalities:

  • City of Hartford: Matthew Larson, Purchasing Agent

  • City of New Britain: Jack Pieper, Purchasing Agent

  • Town of West Hartford: Tammy Bradley, Senior Buyer

  • Town of Windsor: Linda Collins, Assistant Finance Director



Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pnRpen0xTC6yHpU4wSQk2A

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


Learn what Procurement Agents in Hartford County municipalities are looking to buy in 2022!  Learn where to properly Register as a vendor, Where to find bid opportunities, How to market and sell your products and services, and other Valuable information to build strategic partnerships at the municipal level!

Webinar: Doing Business with Municipalities Series- Hartford County, CT


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Webinar: Doing Business with The University of Connecticut (UCONN) @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Doing Business with The University of Connecticut (UCONN)

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC; Veronica F. Cook, MSOM, Executive Program Director, UConn Supplier Diversity

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xE4zg_YZQEGcTdcqGt_pLg

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


This webinar is designed to help you understand the following when doing business with UConn:
• UConn’s supplier outreach and onboarding process.
• How do suppliers locate UConn’s Supplier Diversity Program
• What products or services UConn is looking to buy in the next 6 to 12 months
• Where to find UConn Opportunities
• Top 3 issues that prevent potential suppliers from being awarded contracts
• Top 3 tips for potential suppliers looking to do business with UConn


Webinar: Doing Business with The University of Connecticut (UCONN)


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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jU1b9epqToqiY0DWYkCHUA

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


In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM.gov). This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on How to Create an Account and Registration Process.

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process


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Frank Dixon APTAC Region 1 – New England Director

Congratulations to Frank Dixon, CTPTAC’s State Director, for being elected to the National level, as Region 1 Director of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). CTPTAC is proud to be under your leadership, and excited to be a part of your future as Region 1 Director.

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. 

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