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PTAC Resources

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) Information and Useful Resources

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

Technical Assistance Centers

Los Angeles County Homepage

Los Angeles County, one of California’s original 27 counties, was established on Feb. 18, 1850.  It is one of the nation’s largest counties with 4,084 square miles, and has the largest population of any county in the nation – nearly 10 million residents who account for approximately 27 percent of California’s population. As a subdivision of the state, the County is charged with providing numerous services that affect the lives of all residents, including law enforcement, tax collection, public health protection, public social services, elections and flood control.

Los Angeles County Homepage

Los Angeles County Business Technology Center (BTC)

The Business Technology Center (BTC) is an innovative award-winning project that opened in October 1998. The BTC is a 40,000 square foot secure facility with a state-of-the-art infrastructure offering key business support services to emerging technology organizations, that include access to capital, business professional mentorship from a large volunteer group of seasoned executives.

Business Technology Center

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit, public-benefit organization to harness the power of private sector in collaboration with L.A. County, to guide economic development and create more widely shared prosperity. LAEDC collaborates with all stakeholders in the region including education, business, and government.

Economic Development Corporation

Cal Gold – Business License and Permit Assistance

This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

Business License and Permit Assistance

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

Small Business Administration Site

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

Small Business Development Center

City of Los Angeles Office of Finance

The Office of Finance is responsible for the collection of over $2.5 billion in revenue from various sources including taxes, licenses, fees, and permits which pay for numerous essential municipal services to City residents and businesses. Our primary responsibility is to collect revenues, outstanding delinquencies and claims on behalf of other City departments.

Office of Finance

SCORE Association

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. Our mentors are available as many times as you need, either in person, via email or over video chat. And you can work with as many mentors as necessary. SCORE is here for you.

SCORE Association

Army Small Business Specialists

Small Business Programs ensures effective implementation of the Army Small Business Programs while dedicated to support the Army Contracting Command and Mission and Installation Contracting Command. ACC, MICC, and the Small Business Programs are dedicated to ensuring maximum opportunity is afforded to all small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, historically underutilized business Zone (HUBZone) small business, small disadvantaged business, women-owned small business concerns, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions/Tribal-Owned Colleges/Hispanic Institutions (HBCU/MI/TO/HIs) interested in contracting with the ACC MICC. We will diligently work to ensure effective implementation of the Army Small Business Programs and fulfillment of the ACC MICC’s mission.

Army Small Business Specialists

United States Coast Guard

You can check out current and future contract opportunities with the Coast Guard. You can get assistance, contact information, and resources for small businesses. Here are some opportunities to partner with the Coast Guard on research and development projects. Learn more about international business opportunities thru the Coast Guard’s foreign military sales program. Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests Small Business Non-Retaliation Policy

United States Coast Guard

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.

SBIR/STTR Programs is the next phase of GSA’s effort to streamline and consolidate 10 legacy Federal award systems into a single website. (CFDA, FBO, FPDS-NG, SAM, WDOL, CPARS, FAPIIS, PPIRS, eSRS, FSRS)

Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)

FPDS-NG offers public users unprecedented access to the spending patterns of the Federal government – at no cost. Once you have registered at, you will have access to all actions in that have been submitted to FPDSNG from across the Federal government.


Defense Logistics Agency Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)

The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests For Quotations (RFQs) for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) items of supply. DIBBS also allows users to search and view Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitations For Bid (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information related to DLA.


ASSIST is a robust, comprehensive web site used by standardization management activities to develop, coordinate, distribute, and manage defense and federal specifications and standards, military handbooks, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, and related technical documents prepared in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP).


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s Small Business Program (SBP) is one of eight programs under the DHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). The SBP office actively engages with FEMA’s procurement personnel to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contracts.

Small Business Program

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) helps ensure that small businesses have a fair opportunity to compete and be selected for DHA contracts, both at the prime and subcontract levels.

Doing Business with DHA

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

The FAR is the primary regulation for use by all executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC)

DPC is responsible for all Pricing, Contracting, and Procurement policy matters, including e-Business, in the Department of Defense (DoD). DPC executes policy through the timely update of the DFARS and PGI.

Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC)

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