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Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Iowa State University

The CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of a nationwide network of more than 90 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers dedicated to helping local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. With more than 300 offices nationwide, PTACs support local businesses by helping them understand the market potential of government procurement; providing assistance with the various registration processes; identifying contract opportunities; understanding requirements; offering guidance on preparing and submitting bids; helping to understand expectations of awarded contracts; and assisting existing government contractors with market expansion. Services are provided (both before and after any government contract is awarded) at no cost or at a nominal cost to companies.

CIRAS serves as the PTAC for Iowa.

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.