YSU PTAC hosts webinar this week on government contracting

PTACThe Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Youngstown State University is hosting an introductory webinar about government contracting basics 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

“Government contracting can be daunting at times,” said Joseph Scott, director of the PTAC at YSU. “Understanding what is involved is the first step to deciding if it is the right market for a business.”

Companies interested in learning more about the procurement process and where to start can register here.

The webinar is part of National PTAC Day, celebrating the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefitted from training and technical assistance delivered by local PTACs. YSU became the new host of the Ohio PTAC earlier this year. The center is physically located in the Williamson College of Business Administration and works in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Center and Export Assistance Network at YSU.

PTAC at YSU assists companies in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties with all government contracting needs at the federal, state and local levels. Companies interested in government contracting and utilizing PTAC services call 330-941-2140, or register as a new client online.

For 35 years, PTACs nationally have helped expand the number of small businesses that successfully compete for and win government contracts. The national network consists of 300 local offices with more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2019, the PTAC network in Ohio helped clients win more than $1 billion in federal government prime and subprime contracts and more than $28 million in state and local government contracts and subcontracts.