Selling to the Government

Selling To The Government

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete and prosper in the government marketplace.   PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

How to get started

If your small business is interested in marketing and selling to government agencies, contact Christy Cummings Dawson,  PTAC Advisor at Montana West Economic Development. Christy provides a variety of free services that can help you prepare your business for the government marketplace. Contact Christy at: 406.257.7711 ext. 5, or ">.

How Can PTAC Help?

Government contracting can be rewarding, but to successfully compete in the marketplace you must be properly prepared to do so. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Montana West Economic Development can help you with all stages of the government contracting process.


PTAC Advisors give you confidential, individualized assistance wherever you are located. If you are unable to visit one of our centers, we can consult with you over the phone.

For more information on how to prepare your business for the government marketplace contact Christy Cummings Dawson at 406.257.7711 ext. 5.


Government contracting involves many deadlines. Whether you are completing registrations, applying for certifications, or submitting bids or proposals, our PTAC advisors make every effort to quickly respond to your inquiries.

Almost all of our consulting, training, and support services are free and available to Montana businesses interested in government contracting.


Montana PTACs are staffed by advisors with years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Many have owned small businesses or worked extensively in business development.

Our government contracting advisors also attend specialized training and participate in professional certification programs to keep page with changing regulations and requirements.

To learn more about the Montana PTAC Program, please visit their website at

Contracting with the Government

Government agencies buy billions of dollars worth of goods and services from small businesses each year. Some small businesses can benefit from selling to the government; for others, the market is not the best fit. A PTAC advisor can help you assess whether contracting is right for you.

To learn more about the nationwide PTAC program, visit

For a listing of anticipated Montana state solicitations, check out the Procurement Forecast.