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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Click on the links below to go to other areas of this page:
US PTAC Centers
An Overview of Federal Government Contracting  |  PTAC Client Success
Federal Jobs   |   Federal Grants   |   SW FL Grants
Contracting Offices in Florida  |  Business Requirements
Other Information  |  Slide Show Presentations on Government Contracting
Video Tutorials  |  SBA News  |  FGCU Press Release

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the Government Marketplace. Administered by the Department of Defense / Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations for the establishment of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) to provide procurement assistance.

United States Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

If you are interested in doing Business with the Government (Federal, State, County, City), please contact PTAC Fort Myers, FL for guidance and assistance.
See our Contact Information below.

For a list of useful links to various government contracting agencies, go to the Contracting Links page.

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An Overview of Federal Government Contracting

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PTAC Client Success

Florida PTAC Impact - 2012 Report

PTAC Fort Myers, FL clients are winning contracts with the federal, state, county, and city governments!

Successful PTAC Client Awards in Southwest Florida (PDF) (Updated October 2013)

REGISTER, REGISTER, REGISTER to do business with the Federal, State, County and City Governments!

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Federal Jobs

If a person decides to go after a federal government job opportunity, the information provided here is only a guide. The steps are (each step will open in a new window):

  1. Read the Fed Guide
  2. Read the GS-Series Guide
  3. Find a job opportunity at
  4. Prepare the OF-612 blank form (i.e., page 3 and 4, filled in)
  5. Prepare the OF-612 Resume (Previous Job Duties and Accomplishments)
  6. Prepare the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  7. Submit the application package electronically at or designated agency web site.

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Federal Grants


  • For Federal Grants and Assistance provided by PTAC Fort Myers, to the reader, State, County, City Governments and non-profits organizations who are registered with the IRS as a 501 C 3:
  • There are no federal grants for a business who is a for profit organization.
  • There are no federal grants for individuals except for grant opportunities related to education after high school. Contact a school financial aid office for student assistance (i.e., Trade Schools, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees and Ph.D. programs)

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    SWFL Grants

    • To increase community outreach, Lee County is extending the use of eCivis Grants Locator, at no cost, to all eligible 501c Community Based Organizations in the County.
      Go to the eCivis Grants Locator website
    • The Southwest Florida Community Foundation (located in Fort Myers) has access to the Foundation Center's database. The information provided at the link below explains the available resources:
      Go to the Grant Seeker Resources website

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    Federal Contracting Offices in Florida

    State Contracting Offices

    County/City Contracting Offices

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    Business Requirements

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    Other Information

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    Slide Show Presentations on Government Contracting

    The following links are full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint. If you are unable to open and view these presentations, you may need the free Viewer. To get your free copy, Click Here.

    When the Presentations open, a simple click of your mouse will move the presentation from slide to slide. The Arrow keys on your keyboard will do the same thing. Enjoy!

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    Video Tutorials

    These tutorials cover topics of general interest, on the website of the Khan Academy.

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    SBA News

    SBA Warns of Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Bank Account Information from Small Businesses

    Please help the SBA get the word out to small business owners about this scam by posting it to your websites and sharing the information.

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a scam alert today to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates. The fraudulent letters were sent out with what appears to be an SBA letterhead to small businesses across the country, advising recipients that they may be eligible for a tax rebate under the Economic Stimulus Act, and that SBA is assessing their eligibility for such a rebate. The letter asks the small business to provide the name of its bank and account number.

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    FGCU Press Release

    FGCU Small Business Development Center Helps Naples Business Obtain Contract with a Federal Agency

    FORT MYERS, FL - The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University recently assisted Ale Group, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), win a $600,000 contract to provide information technology to a federal agency.

    The SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SBDC-PTAC) program provided the home-based business in Naples with counseling, training and guidance on how to register, market, and win government contracts for supplies and services. Ale Group is registered with the state of Florida and Collier County.

    "SBDC-PTAC program has the ability to answer all business questions with in-depth guidance, resources, experience and professional counseling. It has performed a great service for Ale Group, Inc.," said president of the company, John R. Ale.

    SBDC-PTAC has assisted 25 companies in the last five years with awards in excess of $125,000,000. PTAC has approximately 54 active clients in Southwest Florida.

    For additional guidance on doing business with the federal, state, county or city government, contact Daniel Telep Jr., PTAC Procurement Specialist at or (239) 745-3708.

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    Dan Telep, Jr.
    PTAC Procurement Specialist
    FGCU Small Business Development Center
    Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
    Lutgert Hall
    10501 FGCU Blvd, S.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33965

    Office: Lutgert Hall, Room 2313
    Phone: (239) 745-3708


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  • The SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.