About Us

Welcome to the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center!

As a valuable business development resource, we strive to improve Kentucky, one company at a time. Unlike other resources for small businesses, we inhabit a specific niche. Primarily, we work with companies that sell to federal, state, and local government agencies. Thus, our primarily goal is guiding Bluegrass businesses to win more government contracts. We accomplish this by providing free, highly personalized procurement assistance. For example, we advise and consult on contracting, marketing, GSA schedule, certifications, proposal drafting, etc. While each company’s specific needs differ, our commitment to finding solutions doesn’t. If you would like to grow your company click here to learn how we can help. 

We cover all 120 counties of the state through our seamless integration with the Kentucky Innovation Network. We co-locate in twelve Innovation Network offices across Kentucky, which can be found here. While these two organizations share different responsibilities and missions, each serve the broader business development community. Click here to gain a deeper understanding of our partner and the spectrum of services we provide.  

The Kentucky PTAC is managed by KSTC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our funding is a combination of federal and state grant money, and in-kind support. This comes from the Defense Logistics Agency and Cabinet for Economic Development, respectively. The PTAC partners with universities, community colleges, local economic development corporations, and other business programs or local institutions delivering services statewide. Thus, we actively connect with all communities.

Our experienced professionals are always looking to assist new clients. Our staff work diligently to keep pace with the continually evolving acquisition procedures and policies, making your life easier! As a result, doing business with the government has never been easier!

*The content of any written materials or verbal communication of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views or imply endorsement of DOD or DLA.

Breaking News!

What is adequate Cybersecurity?  If you do business with the Department of Defense, you must comply with the following Cybersecurity standards by 31 December 2017.  It’s not as bad as it seems though.  Contact your counselor for more information and stay tuned for an upcoming webinar on the subject.

Minimum cybersecurity standards are described in NIST Special Publication 800-171 and break down into the following 14 areas:

  1. Access Control
  2. Awareness & Training
  3. Audit & Accountability
  4. Configuration Management
  5. Identification & Authentication
  6. Incident Response
  7. Maintenance
  8. Media Protection
  9. Personnel Security
  10. Physical Protection
  11. Risk Assessment
  12. Security Protection
  13. System & Communication Protection
  14. System & Info Integrity

Contractors must notify the DoD CIO within 30 days of contract award of any security requirements not implemented at the time of contract award. Contractors can propose alternate, equally effective measures to DoD’s CIO through their Contracting Officer.