The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a part of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. We provide procurement technical assistance to help you sell your products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.


No Cost Business Advising

The Indiana PTAC works with a wide variety of partners.  Northwest Region provides service for the following counties:  Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Benton, White, Cass, Warren, Tippecanoe, Carroll, Fountain, Montgomery, and Clinton providing the following services.   

1-on-1 Counseling

The Indiana PTAC team offers one-on-one counseling for Indiana businesses interested in
government contracting, including how to identify and target appropriate local, state and federal agencies. Through these sessions, businesses will learn more about the services provided by our organization, determine if government contracting is appropriate and draft a company-specific marketing strategy.

Workshops & Events

The Indiana PTAC hosts training events and workshops annually to help businesses understand the government contracting process.


Certification & Registration Assistance

By navigating government registration processes, the Indiana PTAC helps businesses begin working with government entities more quickly and efficiently. Additionally, Indiana PTAC counselors will identify and determine if your business is eligible for set-aside programs, and then assist with the required certification.


Bid-matching Service

Through a comprehensive bid-matching program, the Indiana PTAC will match your company’s products or services with government entities interested or planning to buy. Additionally, the bid-matching program identifies government award histories, highlighting products or services that had been purchased and the purchase prices.


Subcontracting Assistance

The Indiana PTAC will identify and connect businesses to potential sub-contracting opportunities with large contractors located in or outside the state.



GSA Schedules

The Indiana PTAC helps businesses navigate GSA Schedules, which are long-term, government-wide contracts with companies that offer access to commercial products and services, and determine if it is appropriate to register for the program.



Product and Procurement Histories

The Indiana PTAC will provide businesses with technical descriptions and relevant background information regarding products with national stock numbers (NSN).



Assistance with Federal Regulations & Military Specifications

Indiana PTAC will guide businesses through local, state and federal government regulations, including Military Specifications (MIL-SPECs) and Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR).


Proposal Preparation

Indiana PTAC counselors will help businesses understand contract solicitation and proposal requirements. While the Indiana PTAC cannot draft a business’ proposal, our team will offer recommendations and review the proposal throughout the entire process.
For further information, please visit our website to request service  www.INDIANAPTAC.COM or contact

Northwest PTAC Counselor

Diana Hunter  219-214-2126




Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Commercialization
  • Design Services
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Trade Education and Training

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
Primary Contact
17 South 6th Street, Suite XX
2291 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307 and 1400 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana
Lafayette, Indiana 47901
(219) 214-2126