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Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC)


The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) exists to help Vermont businesses succeed in obtaining government contracts. The center offers free counseling services to Vermont businesses and provides assistance on how to bid on government contracts at the federal, state and local levels.

Authorized in 1985 by Congress, the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was established to increase businesses capable of participating in the Government Marketplace. VT PTAC support includes registrations, identifying contract opportunities, and help in understanding the requirements in the preparation and submission of bids.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers have been established in almost every state to provide direct services to businesses. To locate a PTAC in another state or territory, visit the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

Our Mission:


Increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with particular emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. The federal spending can flow to businesses either as direct contract recipients, or through subcontractors to prime contractors with federal government contracts.

Our Services:


  • Assist with market research
  • Identify government buyers, and subcontracting opportunities
  • Help match business capabilities to opportunities (award winning BidMatch program)
  • Assist with federal registrations and certifications
  • Assist with reviewing bids proposal preparation and submission
  • Help clarify contract terms and regulation
  • Provide training and networking opportunities
  • Facilitate business-to-business commerce opportunities for Vermont businesses.


Our Goal:


Maximize partnerships between eligible small business with prime contractors or big businesses. We help drive the local economy by increasing government contracts awarded to Vermont Companies.

Ready to Become a PTAC Client?


Additional Contracting Support for Small Businesses:


Training Events & Workshops
VT PTAC also offers specialized training throughout the year at:

Networking Opportunities
VT PTAC can help with ‘matchmaking’ services to Vermont businesses by matching buyers with sellers through planned outreach events. These successful events ‘match’ small businesses’ products or services with the purchasing needs of prime contractors, federal agencies, state organizations and other PTACs.  You’ll learn about eligibility and compliance requirements, plus attain valuable marketing strategies to spot the opportunities, streamline the process, and leverage your unique assets to secure government contracts.

Vermont National Guard Partnership
The VT PTAC works closely with the National Guard Association of Vermont (NGA-VT). The goal is to strengthen the relationship between NGA-VT and the local business community. For more information on joining the association contact Robin Miller (802) 828-5240 or

Small Business Delineations

Working with the federal government can provide many opportunities to small businesses. To help business owners’ work effectively with government, the Office of Government and General Contracting works with Government Contracting and Business Development (GC/BD) program offices. This effort is focused on creating an environment where maximum participation by small business—including disadvantaged and women-owned businesses—can be achieved through support such as financing, training, counseling, communication, and procurement and legislative policies.

To gain an understanding of how your business might apply, explore the programs within this section:

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSBC)

Veteran Owned Small Business

Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone)

8(a) Business Development Program

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)


Ready to contact a PTAC Counselor?

VT PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official view of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.

Robin Miller, Director – Montpelier Office

Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist


Craig Baden, Procurement Counselor I - Rutland Office
(Rutland and Bennington Counties)

Babette Lizotte, Procurement Counselor II - Burlington Office
(Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties)

Angela Owen, Technology & Program Technician - Montpelier Office

Brenda Plastridge, Procurement Counselor - Newport Office
Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist

Partnership w/Vt Small Business Development Center
(Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia Counties)

Joanne Spaulding, Procurement Specialist - Montpelier Office

Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist
(Addison, Lamoille, Orange, and Washington Counties)

Ed Williams, Procurement Counselor I - Springfield Office
(Windham and Windsor Counties)