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About GSI’s Government Contracting Program PTAC

Want to sell to the government, but are overwhelmed by registrations and certifications? Would you like guidance on solicitations or bidding? Eastern Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) works to maximize the number of capable U.S. companies participating in the government marketplace by providing your business with an understanding of the requirements and marketing know-how to do business with the government. Eastern Washington PTAC is one of eight Washington PTAC sub-centers. 


PTAC Provides FREE Assistance:

  • Assistance with government registrations and certifications
  • Interpretation of solicitations
  • Marketing assistance to help determine key markets
  • Specifications, standards and drawings
  • All other areas of selling to the government (Federal, State, and local)
  • Classes:
    • Government Contracting 101
    • Woman Owned Small Business Certification
    • Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) - Veterans Certification
    • Marketing to Government Agencies
    • HUBZone Certification
    • 8(a) Certification

Our service area covers 12 Washington State counties: Adams, Asotin, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Spokane, and Whitman. Our professional staff works with businesses of all sizes and across nearly every industry.

Did You Know?
Eastern Washington’s Prime Contractors reported 3,742 government contracts in 2013 with a total value of $164 million. That supports a lot of businesses and a lot of jobs! The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the United States, from janitorial products and services to military construction projects and more.

What does this mean for YOUR business?

  • We’ll help you explore potential new markets for your products and services.
  • We’ll assist you in finding specifications, standards and drawings necessary for solicitations and help you understand contract clauses, terms, definitions and requirements.
  • Our professional staff provide quality procurement/contracting training classes and conferences.
  • We offer small group meetings with agency and prime contractor purchasing representatives.
  • Our customized software program is available to you, providing comprehensive bid and proposal opportunities.
  • You’ll meet other business owners and have potential to develop future business relationships.

* Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency

GSI Invites You to Get Involved!  Sign up as a PTAC Client today. GSI membership is NOT a requirement for PTAC assistance. 


Want to do business with the government?
Contact us today:

  • Training & Seminars
  • Assistance:
    • Registration
    • Certification
    • Marketing
  • Interpretation:
    • Regulations
    • Specification
    • Standards
    • Drawings
    • Solicitation