A Procurement Technical Assistance Center

San Diego, Orange, Imperial PTAC is an economic development program of Southwestern College.  We are a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), partially funded by the City of San Diego Small Business Enhancement Program, the State of California**, other local government agencies, prime contractors and the Department of Defense*.

Our mission is to assist small businesses with the information, resources, and technical assistance they need to effectively compete for and perform on federal, state, and local government contracts. This assistance is provided at no cost to the small business owner.

PTAC has assisted small businesses in winning over $1.4 billion in government contracts. Small businesses (as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration) located in San Diego, Orange, or Imperial Counties that sell products/services needed by a government agency are welcome to apply for services. If your business is located outside of San Diego, Orange, or Imperial Counties, please click here to find your local PTAC.

Learn more about our services or view our FY 2018 Annual Report or Fact Sheet.

Get Started with our Program

1. Complete our online application if you have been in business at least one year and if your business is located in San Diego/Orange/Imperial Counties, to locate a center in your area please click here

2. After submitting the application, you will receive an email indicating the next step(s).

* This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
** Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

The San Diego, Orange, & Imperial PTAC offices are currently closed as a precautionary measure due to concerns over COVID-19. All workshops and events have been postponed, but we will still be able to provide counseling services through online meetings.
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