Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The goal of the PTACs of Michigan is to provide small business owners with a competitive edge in selling to the public sector by educating them on contracting opportunities.  Through this grant-funded service, Wayne State University's PTAC provides eligible business clients in the Detroit area with the marketing and technical assistance needed to sell their goods and services to the federal government, particularly to the Department of Defense. We also provide information on government contracts and offer educational training programs.

In 2018-19, we worked with more than 100 local companies; provided more than 350 hours of one-on-one client counseling; and offered 24 networking and outreach events. We are here to help!

For more information, please contact us at 313.577.0132 or

Interested in Government Contracting either Federal, State, or both? PTAC offers FREE training classes to Detroit-based businesses to learn about the government marketplace. Advance registration is required.  

Click here for our current schedule. 

What our clients say

VMX International, LLC
VMX International, LLC, an environmental waste management and recycling firm, was recently awarded federal contracts with the following government entities:  US Army Garrison in Miami, Fl, US Coast Guard Sector in San Diego, CA and the US Army Reserve in Saugerties, NY.  VMX will provide customized waste management solutions for each base that could include installation of recycling programs, container right-sizing and increased compaction and landfill diversion.  VMX will also provide educational resources and state- of-the-art technology, such as solar compactors to decrease waste management expenses and promote a green, military lifestyle.

 "We appreciate the assistance of our PTAC.  They are an excellent resource and are always there to support us!" –VMX International, LLC

Somat Engineering, Inc.
Somat Engineering, Inc., a Detroit headquartered infrastructure engineering and information technology company, was awarded a federal government contract by the US Army corps of Engineers, Detroit District.  The project involves the study and investigation of the extent of environmental sediment and contamination in the St. Louis River in Duluth Harbor, Minnesota.  Remediation of the contamination will be addressed in a later phase of the project.  

"The Wayne State University PTAC has been proactive in looking for opportunities that Somat can pursue.  As we expand into information technology from infrastructure engineering, we are grateful for their presence and support." - Somat Engineering, Inc. 

About PTAC

The Wayne State University PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Additionally, the Wayne State University PTAC is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Wayne State University.