• LaGuardia Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC)




    The LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), established in 1999, helps businesses in Queens and beyond to market their goods and services to the Federal, State and local governments. We strive to simplify the steps needed to help you successfully sell to the government.

    PTAC offers procurement technical assistance and training workshops to meet the needs of any sized business, including Minority Owned Small Business (MBE), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), and Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

    We provide the following services:
    • one-on-one business counseling
    • training on government contracting
    • review of bids, General Services Administration schedules and contracts
    • procurement regulations assistance
    • research and analysis of goods or services
    • access to bid opportunities via our database
    • opportunities for small businesses to participate in organized events and networking sessions, as well as expos and matchmakers, where they meet with government buyers, Agency Chief Contracting Officers (ACCOs) and key representatives
    • assistance with marketing and advertising to government agencies
    • seminars and workshops on topics related to government contracting
    • assistance to Minority Owned Small Businesses and Women Owned Small Businesses in obtaining Federal, New York City and New York State Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certifications

    PTAC has a client base of over 300 businesses. What separates us from other programs is that we support our clients throughout the entire government contracting process. We offer continuous exposure to the government sector through workshops and seminars during the year that guide and support your interest in government contracting as well as inform you of any new changes within the government sector. Our one-on-one counseling truly provides you with a personalized learning experience and individualized business review.

    Since 1999 our clients have received over $350 million dollars in government contracts. Our services are available free of charge.


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  • How To Apply


    To become a LaGuardia PTAC client or to make a counseling request, visit our registration website.


    Healthcare Consultants Company Notes LaGuardia PTAC's Expertise

    Vanessa Best, CEO of Precision Healthcare Consultants, which provides expertise in coding and compliance audits and revenue cycle management as well as credentialing and marketing services, came to LaGuardia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) looking for a high growth strategy that would help her sell to the government and take her business to the next level. PTAC worked closely with Ms. Best to help achieve her goals.

    "The proficient, qualified staff at PTAC has become an invaluable resource that has accelerated our growth at Precision," Ms. Best said. 

    Since becoming a PTAC client, Precision has had many successes, including:

    • Securing and completing a contract with the US Department of Labor/Employee Benefits Security Administration
    • Being invited by New York City Governor Cuomo to present a panel at the 2015 New York State MWBE Forum in Albany
    • Teaming with another MWBE on a New York State hospital contract
    • Completing a contract with one of the largest hospitals in the Department of Defense and receiving a certificate of Appreciation (picture on the left)

    As an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education program at LaGuardia, Ms. Best asserts, "There are great things happening at LaGuardia to help businesses scale. The services received from PTAC have helped propel our growth. We are on track to see our revenue increase by 50% by the end of the quarter."

    Vanessa Best


    (718) 482-5306


    In person:
    Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                            
    30-20 Thomson Avenue, Room B309
    Long Island City, NY 11101