Selling To The Government

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete and prosper in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

How To Get Started

If your small business is interested in marketing and selling to government agencies, contact Mary Love, Advisor at the University of Arkansas Extension Service. Mary provides a variety of free services that can help you prepare your business for the government marketplace. Contact Mary at (501) 671-2062 or

How Can PTAC Help?

Government contracting can be rewarding, but to successfully compete in the marketplace you must be properly prepared to do so. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help you with all stages of the government contracting process.


PTAC Advisors give you confidential, individualized assistance wherever you are located. If you are unable to visit one of our centers, we can consult with you over the phone.

For more information on how to prepare your business for the government marketplace contact Mary Love at (501) 671-2062


Government contracting involves many deadlines.
Whether you are completing registrations, applying for certifications, or submitting bids or proposals, our PTAC advisors make every effort to quickly respond to your inquiries.

Almost all of the PTAC consulting, training, and support services are free and available to Arkansas businesses interested in government contracting.


Arkansas PTACs are staffed by advisors with years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Many have owned small businesses or worked extensively in business development.

Our government contracting advisors also attend specialized training and participate in professional certification programs to keep page with changing regulations and requirements.

Contracting with the Government

Government agencies buy billions of dollars worth of goods and services from small businesses each year. Some small businesses can benefit from selling to the government; for others, the market is not the best fit. A PTAC advisor can help you assess whether contracting is right for you.

To learn more about the nationwide PTAC program, visit