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Louisiana Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers

  • LA PTAC Client

SUMMARY

  • Certification Designation: LA PTAC Client 
  • Race Conscious: No
  • Gender Conscious: No
  • Re-Certification: No
  • Graduation: No
  • Approval Timeline: 10-Business Days
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.la-ptac.org

Overview (Download PDF)

The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) was established in 1989 to help increase Federal, state and local government contracting awards to companies located in Louisiana.  Since 1989, LA PTAC has helped Louisiana businesses located in 54 parishes to secure more than $4.5 billion in government contracts.

LA PTAC provide a wide range of assistance -- most free of charge -- to businesses through one-on-one counseling sessions, classes, seminars and matchmaking events, including: 

Determining Suitability for Contracting:  The government marketplace poses unique challenges that can overwhelm or even ruin a company that does not have the maturity or resources to meet them.  LA PTAC counselors can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed.

Securing Necessary Registrations:  LA PTAC can help make sure you are registered with the various databases necessary for you to participate in the government marketplace, including the Sam.gov and Dun & Bradstreet.

SDB, 8(a), HUBzone and other certifications:  Certain small businesses are eligible for preferred status in some government solicitations.  LA PTAC counselors can help you determine if your company is eligible for any of these certifications and guide you through the steps necessary to secure them.

Researching Procurement Histories:  "What agencies have bought products like yours in the past?  Which companies have been awarded these contracts?  How much have they been paid?"  Answers to questions like these are necessary to guide your marketing strategy and give you a competitive edge.  LA PTAC can help you ask the right questions and get the information you need to succeed.

Networking:   LA PTAC sponsors regular "matchmaking" events, providing critical opportunities to connect with agency buying officers, prime contractors and other businesses that may offer teaming or subcontracting opportunities.

Identifying Bid Opportunities:  LA PTAC can make sure that you are notified -- on a daily basis -- of all government contract opportunities that your company is eligible to bid on.

Proposal Preparation:  LA PTAC procurement specialists can help you navigate even the most difficult solicitation package, including securing necessary specifications and drawings and determining pricing.  You will never need to pass up a great contract opportunity just because the solicitation is too complicated.

Contract Performance Issues:  Even after you've been awarded a contract, LA PTAC may be able to help with certain contract performance issues, such as

  • Negotiating and interfacing with the agency
  • Developing a cost-accounting system
  • Bonding and interim financing
  • Developing environmental, quality control and accident prevention plans

Preparing for Audit:  When its time for your contract audit, LA PTAC can make sure you know what to expect, and what you will need to have all documentation in order.            

Eligilibity

  • LA PTAC provides professional procurement technical assistance to all Louisiana-based small and large businesses.

The Registration Process

  1. Obtain a DUNS Number and register your business in SAM.GOV.
  2. Complete the LA PTAC Client Profile Form and the LA PTAC Search Profile Information Form.  
  3. Return the forms to the LA PTAC State Program Office. 

The LA PTAC Registration Application Package 

The registration forms are also available online at:

Agency contact information is included in the PDF above.

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