We help Georgia businesses identify, compete for, and win government contracts.
Our assistance comes in the forms of teaching, mentoring and coaching. We also provide our clients with a set of electronic tools to research and identify government contracting opportunities.
Our services are available at no cost to any Georgia business, large or small, that possesses the interest and potential to perform work — as a prime contractor or a subcontractor — for federal, state, or local government agencies. (If your business is located outside the state of Georgia, you can find a procurement technical assistance center (PTAC) by clicking here.)
The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) operates under a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). GTPAC is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) of Georgia Tech. Within EI2, an additional government contracting resource exists — The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech — which offers professional education classes through Georgia Tech’s Distance Learning Professional Education unit.
In addition to the services offered by GTPAC and The Contracting Education Academy, Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute offers many other forms of assistance to the Georgia business community:
- The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech helps small and mid-size manufacturers increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs.
- The Advanced Technology Development Center is a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies.
- The MBDA Business Center provides business and technical assistance to emerging and existing minority businesses.
- … and an array of other programs and services that can be seen here.
Interested in Our Services?
How to become a GTPAC Client and take advantage of our services:
- Your recommended starting point for taking advantage of GTPAC’s services is attending our “Introduction to Government Contracting“ seminar. This 3-hour orientation is helpful to anyone considering the pursuit of government contracting, including businesses who need an update on current government acquisition standards and requirements. Attendees also receive a briefing on all of GTPAC’s services and how to tap into them.
- After you take our “Intro” seminar, you will need to fill out GTPAC’s New Client Application in order to register your company as a client with the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center. We require that all companies utilizing our services fill out the new client application, and doing so will provide your company with additional tools such as GTPAC’s BidMatch service. Signing up as a client is free and will make your company eligible to receive one-on-one assistance from any of our Procurement Counselors.
- Finally, once you submit GTPAC’s New Client Application, you can reach out to any of our Procurement Counselors to schedule an appointment. If you would like a brief introduction to GTPAC and the services we provide, you can schedule a 30-minute introductory phone call with GTPAC’s Program Manager, Andrew Smith, using his online appointment booking system.
Register now for our “Intro” seminar by clicking on the Training tab at the top of this page.
We urge you to commit yourself to continuous learning if you want to succeed in the government marketplace. GTPAC frequently holds seminars and workshops on a wide array of government contracting topics — all offered at no cost. These seminars and workshops will provide you with the information and techniques you must master if you are to succeed in contracting with the government sector. We also provide an on-demand training page where we provide recorded webinars and training sessions for free, on-demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Terms and Conditions
To receive our services, you must:
- Be a Georgia-based company. (Outside Georgia? Click here to identify resources in your state.)
- Want to sell to the government.
- Have the potential to sell to the government.
- Have e-mail capability and Internet access.
- Complete a GTPAC client application.
- Report all government contract awards each calendar quarter (whether or not GTPAC was directly involved).
- Respond to our quarterly Quality of Services survey.
- Agree to all other applicable terms and conditions outlined in the GTPAC New Client Application.
“The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.”