Owens Community College has been selected by the Ohio Department of Development to serve as the new home for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center in the Northwest Ohio region. The new center will be located at the college’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) of Ohio are part of a statewide network of counseling offices dedicated to providing free services and resources to businesses interested in selling their products and services to federal, state and local government agencies. The overall mission of the organization is to provide education, training and consultation to businesses throughout the region.
The program is part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers created by the U.S. Department of Defense. In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Development serves as host to the statewide program, which is supported by a number of community-based organizations serving local businesses.
The centers, located throughout Ohio, provide a variety of services, which include bid preparation assistance, bid-matching services, military specifications, one-on-training, product and procurement histories, help with information resources and trade events where Ohio firms can meet government buyers.
Ohio businesses that are interested in expanding their product and service markets to local, state and federal governmental agencies are eligible for the program.
Owens’ Procurement Technical Assistance Center will serve 15 counties throughout Northwest Ohio, including Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7717.