Special Services (PTAC)

Special services available through the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at UT CIS include professional assistance to individuals and businesses across a wide range of government contract-acquisition topics, as well as in group settings via seminars, workshops, conferences, trade fairs and in locations across Tennessee.

The PTAC Program sponsored by UT CIS and the US Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses seeking to learn about contracting and subcontracting opportunities with Department of Defense (DOD), all other federal agencies, state and local governments and prime large contractors. UTCIS PTAC counselors provide assistance in such areas as:

  • Market Research
  • Identifying Business Codes (NAICS, SICS, FSC & PSC)
  • Registering in all appropriate databases & web sites (SAM, DIBBS…etc.)
  • Matching a firm's products or services with what is being purchased by government agencies (Bid Match )
  • Interpretation of solicitations
  • Proposal review
  • Obtaining specifications
  • Locating Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARS,DFARS & CFRS)
  • Process Management Skills
  • General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules
  • and Much More…

UT CIS PTAC also provides assistance in group settings through seminars, workshops, conferences and trade fairs at various locations in Tennessee on topics including:

  • Basics of government contracting
  • GSA/VA contracts & schedules
  • How to prepare bids/proposals
  • Finding government contracts on the Internet
  • Government Preference Programs
  • Procurement Fairs with Government Buyers
  • And much more…

If you are interested in obtaining services, please complete New Client Questionnaire.

Veronica Clark

Procurement Consultant