Our Program

The University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UH PTAC) offers no-cost education and guidance to eligible individuals interested in selling their products and services to federal, state, and local government. We offer a comprehensive client-advising program called the Three “R”s of Government Contracting to prepare you for doing business with government agencies.


The first step in the process. If you want to do business with the government, you will need to register to get added to their vendor list. Our advisors will guide you through the process of understanding what is required for you to register with each government agency.


Once you are registered, the next step is to conduct market research to determine the government agencies buying your products and services and the contracting method(s) they use to buy them. Our advisors will show you how to conduct market research to identify your target agencies and where to find the opportunities.


Once you have identified an opportunity our advisors will review it with you to help you understand what is required to submit a compliant offer. As you prepare your offer, we are available to guide you through the process and answer your questions as they arise. Finally, we will review your offer before you submit it to the government. If you want to learn more about the services we offer, contact us at uhptac@central.uh.edu.