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What is a PTAC?

A Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) advises businesses on bid reviews, marketing assistance, contract performance, small business designations, and more. PTAC hosts procurement training classes and seminars, and helps businesses register with the correct databases in order to compete for government contracts.

The Washington State PTAC assists businesses through the government-contracting marketplace. Washington PTAC’s mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms so that those firms can grow. We provide no cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments.

With the help of PTAC, Washington State companies have been awarded more than $500 million in government contracts in fiscal year 2018.  When you become a client of Washington PTAC you gain access to experienced counselors who can help you navigate the maze of government contracting. Our services are free as are most of our events and workshops. To learn more about the benefits of  becoming a client  go here.


The Thurston Economic Development Council, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center, 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 or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.

Additional funding comes from the Thurston Economic Development Council and non-profit organizations that house PTAC locations. PTAC counseling services are offered at no cost to Washington businesses.

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Washington State PTAC management Staff

Tiffany Scroggs

Program Director


Tiffany Scroggs is Program Director for the Washington State PTAC.  Her mission is to increase the number of government contracts that are awarded to Washington State firms.  Tiffany is a certified government contracting assistance counselor by the Association of PTAC’s and has obtained Federal Contractor Certification and Veteran Assistance Program Certification to assist Veteran Owned Businesses. Tiffany has BA in Communication from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.  Tiffany has worked with the small business community since moving to Olympia in 2003 and is an active Rotarian.

George Sharp

Program Coordinator


George joined the Thurston EDC in February  2016 as the Veterans Microenterprise Program Outreach coordinator. He became PTAC Program Coordinator in January 2017. He serves as the point person for database management to ensure proper reporting for the program. He helps respond to general client inquiries, can help clients navigate the System for Award Management (SAM). If you wish to request PTAC in a speaking engagement, in event promotion or partnership agreements, or to get your content added to our calendar or blog, please contact George. George has a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University. George has worked throughout the state when he was the Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Commerce.



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