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The Procurement Technical Assistance Center was established to generate employment and improve the general economy of Louisiana by assisting business firms in obtaining and performing under the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local government contracts.


The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) was established in 1989. By increasing the U.S. Department of Defense, federal, state and local government contracting awards to companies located in the state, LA PTAC strengthens the competitive position of Louisiana businesses and industries.

LA PTAC is recognized as one of the outstanding procurement technical assistance centers out of 86 programs across the country while both the program manager and staff have received special commendations from the Department of Veteran Affairs for Champions of Veterans Enterprise.

LA PTAC receives funding from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the U.S. Department of Defense. The state administrative office is located on the UL Lafayette campus and oversees four sub-recipient centers located strategically throughout the state of Louisiana. These sub-recipient centers provide marketing and procurement assistance, outreach, and training to Louisiana-based companies and individuals located in their respective service areas. Procurement specialists determine if businesses can compete in the government marketplace, guide companies through the marketing and bidding process, and assist with post-award and contract management.

Since 1989, LA PTAC has helped Louisiana businesses located in 54 parishes to secure more than $4.5 billion in government contracts.


Procurement Technical assistance includes, but is not limited to:

Acquisition Forecasting
Solicitation Review
Bid and Proposal Assistance
Bid Matching
Negotiation Support
Contract Administration & Management
Cost Accounting
Federal Acquisition Regulations
GSA Federal Supply Schedules
Government Codes and Requirements
Registration in Government Databases
(CCR, Pro-net, D&B, Others)
Research and Contracting Issues
Packaging, Marking, and Transportation
Pre- and Post-Award Surveys
Pricing Principles
Quality Assurance
Small Business Programs
(Small Business, Woman-Owned, Small Disadvantaged,
Veteran-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone)
Supplier Certification
Web Site Navigation


~Provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses wanting to learn about, actively seeking or currently performing under contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, state, and local governments.

~Stimulates the economy and increases competitiveness and profitability of Louisiana businesses by assisting them in market diversification with an emphasis on federal, state, and local markets.

~Assists the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, the State of Louisiana and local agencies with identification of vendors.

~Helps increase the business base for the U.S. Department of Defense, federal, state, and local contracts with emphasis on identifying and documenting the capabilities of small businesses.

~Educates the business community on technical assistance available from LA PTAC.

~Supports clients in DoD and federal agency Electronic Commerce programs.

~Provides one-on-one counseling for identifying contracting opportunities, reviewing bidding opportunities, preparing proposals, contract implementation and administration.

Comments and/or questions to : la-ptac@louisiana.edu