Northwest Commission’s Government Contracting Program Serves Region for Over 30 Years

2013-PTAC-Logo-2The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission serves as a Local Development District for eight counties in Northwest PA. Among the many programs offered by the Commission is the free government contracting assistance office known as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

PTACs are non-profit organizations located throughout the U.S. which provide contracting and subcontracting assistance to companies pursuing work with Federal, State and Local agencies. The Northwest Commission’s PTAC office has assisted hundreds of companies, bringing more than a billion dollars’ worth of contracts to the region.

How does PTAC help businesses?

The PTAC assists businesses large and small in understanding and navigating government contracting to become more competitive and successful in this market. PTAC does this by providing one-on-one confidential counseling, bid opportunities and networking & training events.

What does this service cost?

The PTAC Program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA); they also receive funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means they are able to offer government contracting assistance FREE OF CHARGE to businesses located in their 8-county region.

How do I find out more?

Learn more about the Northwest Commission PTAC by visiting
On this site, you’ll find program staff contact information, client testimonials, and links to PTAC events, newsletter & Request for Counseling form.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s October 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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