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Anatomy Lesson for Government Contractors

Your Washington PTAC team is laser focused on increasing the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms.  Some firms haven’t discovered all the talent, knowledge, and skills their PTAC Counselor has; they continue navigating the government marketplace inefficiently and propose on government contracts without the support of a government contracting expert by their side.  In order to fully take advantage all of what your PTAC has to offer, we thought it prudent to explore the makeup of our 13 member team.

Introducing…. The Anatomy of a PTAC Counselor

Eagle Eyes – Those eyes are always scanning for government contracts and subcontracts that are a good fit for those firms they work with.

Mammoth Brain – While the size of the brain of your average PTAC Counselor still measures to an average three pounds, you can be sure it is filled to the top with the latest government contracting rules, regulations, and strategies for success.  This brain is constantly being fed more and more information that will help you be successful.  PTACs are smart.

Wide Shoulders – A shoulder to cry on when you don’t win.

Sensitive Nose – A nose that can sniff out the latest government contracting scam!

Ears that Listen – During a one-on-one counseling session, your PTAC will first listen to you.  He or she will learn about your firm, your challenges, and your goals.  Then, create a customized pathway for your success.

Firm Hands – Hands that shake other people’s hands to form partnerships with other service providers, government agencies, and prime contractors.  PTACs are collaborative and want to share successes.

Steady feet – Your Washington PTAC team is consistent and longstanding.  Providing exceptional, no-cost technical assistance since 1989, your PTAC looks forward to many more decades of service.

Connected Veins – These veins extend out to form a network of 500 other PTAC Counselors across the nation whose experience can be called upon to solve complex situations and challenges.  PTACs are also connected to an electronic bid matching system that will search 1500+ government websites for solicitations that match what you do.

Tenacious Spirit – Your PTAC does not sit idle while government opportunities pass their clients by.

Your PTAC team considers it a privilege to work with some of the most hard-working, innovative firms in Washington.  The team finds great satisfaction in helping local firms find, bid, and win government contracts and subcontracts.  Now that you understand a bit more about who we are and what we can do, please contact your local PTAC Counselor and schedule an appointment today!

There are eight locations across Washington State assisting small businesses with marketing to the government, solicitations, drawings, and other areas relating to selling to the government.

Nationally, there are over 90 PTACs with over 400 counselors. This nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals works to ensure businesses can find, bid and win state, federal and local government contracts. To identify PTACs in other states, please visit: