Offered through the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Increase your sales with government contracting
Government contracting services offered by the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of South Florida provides confidential one-on-one no-cost consulting to help Florida businesses prepare, research and bid on government contracts.
As a small business interested in pursuing government contracts, it can be overwhelming to navigate the process alone. Being able to pursue government contracts knowledgeably gives your business an advantage.
Our Procurement Specialists offer no-cost consulting to help your business with a variety of needs, including:
- Bid/Proposal preparation
- Obtaining registrations
- Obtaining Certifications
- Marketing to government and prime contractors
- Navigating conferences and events
- Contract administration
The Florida PTAC’s government contracting services provide training workshops to assist business owners in procuring government contracts as well. Learn more about upcoming workshops now.
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to already be in business?
Yes. You may be any type of business entity, but you must already own and operate a business to take advantage of government contracting.
- Do I need to be registered with the government to get contracts?
You must be registered as a vendor with each agency you wish to do business with. Our professionally certified consultants help you decide which agency is best for your business product/service and walk you through the process of becoming a vendor.
- What resources are available for working with the government?
Our certified business consultants have prior government buying experience, so they are your number one resource. They can assist with bid/proposal preparation, registrations, certifications, marketing, networking and contract administration.
- Do I need to get certified to do business with the government?
Certification as a woman-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned business gives you a competitive edge, but it is not a requirement. Should you decide to get certified, the Florida SBDC at USF can help you through that process.
- Is there any training available to teach me how to work with the government?
We offer training in a variety of areas, including government contracting, at our main office in the Tampa Port Authority Building. These trainings are available for a nominal fee. View upcoming classes and sign up today.