PTAC Government Contracting


  • About PTAC


    Have you considered government agencies as a potential customer?

    If not you might be missing out on tapping into a huge market.  The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce serves Southwest Washington as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which provides free one-on-one counseling and training to help businesses in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties understand how to do business with local, state, and federal agencies. 

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    PTAC Counseling Services

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    Our Southwest Washington PTAC Counselor can help you in the world of Government Contracting in a number of areas. Whether you're a first timer with zero experience or you're already receiving government contracts - PTAC can help. 

    THE FIRST STEP - Government Contracting 101 

    • Introduction to Government Contracting Workshops
    • HubZone Certifications
    • One-on-one counseling 

    THE NEXT STEP - Services for Business already gaining Government Contracts 

    • Government Contracting Threat & Opportunity Assessment
    • Connections and Leads to Build your Small Business Contracting Pool for Existing or New Government Contracts
    • 'Next Step' Events, for businesses already landing larger contracts



    PTAC In the News

    Media Coverage for the SW WA PTAC Office Since Program Inception in Early 2013 

    Vancouver Business Journal - January 2014
    Movers and Shakers, Carroll Bendard is new PTAC Counselor

    Vancouver Business journal
    GVCC to Target Government work for Local business - article

    Vancouver Business Journal - Oct 2013
    Government Led Government Contracting Workshop

    The Columbian - Oct 2013
    Government Contracting Focus for Nov 5 Workshop

    The Columbian - Oct 2013
    Government Contracting 101 Workshop

    Vancouver Business Journal
    CEO comments on PTAC Office 

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    Jeannet Santiago

    The PTAC Government Contracting Counselor

    Contact information

    Phone: (360) 567-1051


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