Welcome to the Monterey Bay PTAC

The Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a program of the Monterey County Business Council (MCBC). The Monterey Bay PTAC serves 16 counties in California but we welcome inquiries from throughout the region.

Regional Monterey Bay PTAC

The purpose of the Monterey Bay PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the Central California region by assisting small businesses in obtaining and performing under federal, state and local government contracts.

We provide procurement technical assistance to help companies in the selling of their products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.

Regional Monterey Bay PTAC Service Area 2018

Alpine • Amador • Fresno • Kern • Kings • Madera • Mariposa • Merced • Monterey • San Benito • San Joaquin • Santa Cruz • Stanislaus • Tulare • Tuolumne

Nationwide Network

Ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)–with over 300 local offices–form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully 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.

PTAC Staff

The Monterey Bay PTAC is staffed with counselors experienced in government contracting and provide a wide range of services, including classes and seminars, individual counseling and easy access to bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information necessary to successfully compete for government contracts. Our PTAC counselors have backgrounds in government acquisition and all receive ongoing training to keep pace with continually evolving acquisition procedures and policies.

The Monterey Bay PTAC is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), which provides a network allowing any PTAC counselor almost instant access to the expertise and experience of over 500 colleagues, as well as real-time information from government agencies regarding new requirements and initiatives. To identify PTACs in other states, please visit: www.aptac-us.org.

Disclaimer: This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. In addition, we are supported by local cash contributions from the City of Salinas, the County of Monterey and In-Kind support provided by the Monterey County Business Council (MCBC), the Monterey Regional Airport, and the City of Gonzales.

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