Last updated 8/2/2013
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (IL PTAC) mission is to strengthen the northwest region of Illinois economy by stimulating job creation, growth and business retention. To accomplish this goal, the IL PTAC assists businesses in securing government contracts and subcontracts from a prime contractor.
We provide you with advocacy to help your business through the complicated and difficult intricacies of obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.
Our center will help the businesses in the northwest region with federal, state, city, county and subcontracts with a prime contractor. Our center offers services in one-on-one counseling, tailored bid matching for your product or service daily, bid history information, marketing strategies, registration and certifications at no cost. Several classes and seminars are also available.
The 10 Illinois counties the center serves are Rock Island, Mercer, Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Davies, LaSalle, Lee, Putnam and Whiteside.
The IL Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Black Hawk College since its existence in 2005 has created great economic impact to the NW Region by advocating over:
- 1,300 new jobs
- 9,110 jobs retained
- More than $3 billion in government contracts
- 6,000 business members in government contracting methods
Contact us if you are interested in our services or have questions.
We are supported by the Illinois Entrepreneur Network, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Black Hawk College.
To find a PTAC for other counties in Illinois or in the United States, go to APTAC.