PTAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Getting Government Down to Business in Western Virginia

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SWCC PTAC is a member of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center Network


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 you want to market your products and/or 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 on this link - .  If you need assistance or have questions please contact our PTAC office.

Event Calendar

The SWCC PTAC office will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 23 until Thursday, January 2, when SWCC reopens.

Contact Us

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


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

Michele Lowe, Procurement Specialist

(276) 964-7586

Donna J. Morrow, Procurement Specialist

(276) 964-7537

Judy Sayers, Procurement Specialist

(276) 228-5066

Our regional PTAC office serves the following counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, 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 review 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

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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.