National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

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The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments and large prime contractors.  Assistance extends to all Native American businesses (American Indian, Alaska Native Corporations and Native Hawaiians) and includes tribes and individual businesses both on and off  reservations.  Services are free.  Read More…

“We Mean Business for Native Americans”



Below is a partial list of services provided through the PTAC program:

  • Determining Suitability for Contracting
  • Securing Necessary Registrations
  • SDB, 8(a), HUBzone and other Certifications
  • Researching Procurement Histories
  • Identifying Bid Opportunities
  • Marketing & Networking

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Our mission is to develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry.
Under the DoD/DLA agreement, the National Center’s PTAC has provided…


United Indian Development Association (UIDA) was developed in 1969 and incorporated in 1970. UIDA is one of the foremost Indian Economic Development Specialists in the country and has worked with over 300 tribes since its inception in 1969.
Training courses have strengthened the managerial skills of over 2,700 tribal procurement needs. UIDA’s expertise in government…

Become a PTAC Client

  1. Is your business a for-profit business?
  2. Is your business at least 51% American Indian or tribally owned?

If you answered yes to these 2 questions, you may qualify for our program assistance at no cost to you. Please contact one of our Procurement Specialists for an Initial Interview now and we can assist you in successfully competing for government contracts.

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The National Center American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center

serves Native American clients in the following Bureau of Indian Affairs Regions:

Southwest, Navajo, and the Eastern Regions

With primary emphasis on the following states:

Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, El Paso (Texas), New Mexico, Colorado, and parts of: Arizona & Utah.

We also work with businesses in other states on a voluntary basis that are owned by tribes/individuals of State recognized tribes and those self- certifying as a Native American.

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