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What is UH PTAC?

The University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UH PTAC) provides free advising, technical assistance, and low cost training to assist clients in selling to federal, state and local governments. 

Why Contract with the Government?

The government is the largest buyer in the US and purchases a wide range of products and services. With purchases of over $650 billion annually, the government can be a reliable, continuous source of business.

Why Become a UH PTAC Client?

  • Free, confidential advising
  • Help with registrations, certifications, pricing, proposals and marketing
  • Low-cost training workshops

Expert Consultants We offer one-on-one advising on all aspects of the procurement process, from identifying the appropriate government market(s) for your company to helping you submit a proper invoice for payment. We can search by part number, national stock number (NSN), vendor name, vendor CAGE code, etc. to provide a past procurement history on an item, including when the government bought it, whom they bought it from, and how much it cost. Our advisers have practical experience with government contracting in areas such as quality assurance, packaging, marketing, proposal writing and government financial and accounting systems.  No fees are ever charged for research or consulting time.

Educational Seminars and Workshops We conduct workshops and seminars specifically tailored for businesses looking to do business with the government. Our courses include workshops and classes which give an overview of how to tap into the federal government market. In addition, we offer courses on how to certify your small business with federal, state and local agencies. There may be a small fee to attend some of the seminars or workshops.