PTAC Services

The Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a free service available to Idaho businesses and is a great tool to expand your sales and marketing opportunities.

Idaho PTAC is a service specifically designed for Idaho companies. If you do not have a business address within Idaho, click here for procurement programs in other states.

The following document contains links to various online resources for those looking for government contracting opportunities. PTAC Resource Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

I’m new to government contracting. How do I sell to the federal government?
You want to begin by registering for federal contracting. Visit the iUpdate site for Dun & Bradstreet where you can register to obtain a DUNS number or login to review your DUNS number information. View the iUPdate site.

After obtaining a DUNS number you will need to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). Visit the SAM site.

First, create an account in SAM (very similar to iUpdate) and then either migrate your account (if you already have a CAGE code and were previously registered in CCR) or under the MY SAM dashboard select Manage Entity then Register New Entity. If you are already in SAM and need to update information, then under the MY SAM dashboard select Manage Entity then Complete Registration.

Local Resources

Where can I get information on HUBZ one and 8(a) certification?
The following programs are available through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Where can I get information on becoming a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)?
This program is available through the Idaho Transportation Department.
  • DBE or call (208) 334-8567
Where can I get information on selling to the State of Idaho?
This information is available through the Idaho Department of Administration/Division of Purchasing.

For information on doing business with the following agencies, click the links below: