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PTAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Getting Government Down to Business in Western Virginia


New clients, please sign up with SWCC PTAC to receive the resources and training to become involved with government contracting. Services provided are free of charge.

If you are a business located in southwest Virginia and want to market your products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies the Procurement Technical Assistance Center offers services to assist you.


Procurement Technical Assistance Centers work nationwide to provide businesses with the marketing know-how and technical tools they need to obtain and perform successfully under federal, state, and local government contracts – with the mission of creating and retaining jobs, fostering competition, and lower costs for the government, and helping to sustain our armed forces’ readiness.

Earn your share of the more than $300 billion the United States Government spends annually on various products and services! Thousands of contracts totaling billions of dollars bypass small firms that do not know about or understand government procurement!

Duns & Bradstreet – To request your free D-U-N-S number for your business location, click this link –  If you need assistance or have questions please get in touch with our PTAC office.


As you know the COVID-19 virus is dominating the news and our personal and professional lives in a significant way. The Southwest Virginia Community College PTAC is open for business to support you on a regular basis but we are implementing some risk reduction procedures that may affect the way that we interact with our clients.
Here is what you can expect

  1. Webinars are being planned for the future and more information will be forthcoming later.
  2. Seminars, workshops and site visits will be evaluated individually and, most likely, hosted using our technology platforms such as Zoom rather than being hosted in person.
  3. Client contact will remain active but we will rely heavily on technology platforms to facilitate counseling sessions and minimize physical interactions.  Your counselor will reach out to you to set up alternate means of facilitating counseling sessions.  Please feel free to reach out to your counselor if you need assistance or have questions.

Thank you for your patience and support.  Our contact information is listed below.

Contact Us

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


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POB 1101, Richlands, VA 24641

Main Office Phone: 276.964.7334
Fax: 276.964.7361

Offices: SWCC Campus. Tazewell Hall Room 111
FEDEX/UPS Deliveries
724 Community College Road, Richlands, VA 24641


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Rhonda Vandyke, Program Director

(276) 964-7533

Brandon McCall, Procurement Specialist

(276) 964-7586

Judy Sayers, Procurement Specialist

(276) 228-5066

Our regional PTAC office serves the following counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

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Federal Procurement Goals

In order to ensure that small, minority, woman, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses get their fair share of federal procurement dollars, the Small Business Administration (SBA) negotiates annual procurement goals with each federal agency and reviews each agency’s results. Procurement goals are established in terms of percentage of annual expenditures.

  • 23% of all prime contracts is to be set aside for small businesses
  • 5% of all prime and subcontracts is to be set aside for small disadvantaged businesses
  • 5% of all prime and subcontracts is to be set aside for woman-owned businesses
  • 3% of all prime contracts is to be set aside for HUBZone small businesses
  • 3% of all prime and subcontracts is to be set aside for to Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small businesses

Useful Information Links


How to apply for basic JCP certification:

Basic JCP Certification: DVIDS
United States Joint Certification: How to fill out the DD Form 2345 (USA version) (open caption)


United States Joint Certification: How to fill out the DD Form 2345 (USA version) (open caption)

Enhanced JCP (EJCP) Needed to sell to DLA:

Learn the steps on how to properly fill out the DD Form 2345. This form is the military critical technical data agreement for U.S. vendors who want joint certification. For more information please visit:



SWCC PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications for the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.

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