PTACSeptember 2, 2015

The I-69 Thumb Region Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has a track record of successfully preparing local businesses to win government contracts on the local, state and federal levels.  It helps companies in a seven-county region – Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron – navigate the maze of government contracting.

The PTAC is gearing up for the 2015-2016 program year with the release of its calendar of events for current and prospective clients. The fall and winter line-up includes introductory workshops for businesses new to government contracting and networking events, including a tailgating event at the newly renovated and historic Atwood Stadium on Sept. 25.

In January, the 2016 ‘Meet the Buyer’ event will be held at Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. The certification workshops will begin in February for companies seeking appropriate documentation to compete government contracts that set aside for certain businesses, such as woman-owned or veteran-owned.

“Whether you’re just starting out, looking to expand your network or seeking a small business certification, we can help you succeed,” said PTAC Director Stacy Betts. “Our staff are certified in federal contract management and experienced in all levels of government contracting, from providing assistance in writing proposals to identifying opportunities.”

2015 Fall Calendar

Growing Your Business with Government Contracting

Doing business with the government is a great way to diversify your customer base. Each year, the federal government purchases hundreds of billions of dollars in goods and services. PTAC can help position your company to pursue to these opportunities. Learn how at one of these workshops in the seven-county region:

*All programs begin at 8:30 a.m.


Quarterly networking events provide PTAC clients with more than just opportunities to mingle and socialize. These informal settings also help create pathways for potential joint ventures for government contracts and proposal development. Each event will have a different theme and location.

*All programs begin at 8:30 a.m.

News and information about PTAC’s remaining programs and events for the 2015-2016 fiscal year will be featured in upcoming issues of Inside Business.

In the meantime, please contact the I-69 Thumb Region PTAC at or visit for more information.