Navigating Government Contracts

About PTAC of Delaware

Congress created the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) in 1985 to help businesses seeking to compete successfully in federal, state, and local government contracting. Funded through cooperative agreements between the Department of Defense and state and local entities, PTACs provide a range of expert services at little or no charge. Established in 1999, Delaware PTAC is one of 99 programs in the United States, operating in over 300 locations.

The PTAC of Delaware is a unit of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnership (OEIP) at the University of Delaware.


The Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) has established the “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” which serves as a support system for students, faculty and researchers–encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration to grown new business ideas.  OEIP works with the University community to turn research discoveries into meaningful inventions. UD’s Technology Transfer Center helps protect intellectual property as well as aiding with licensing, commercialization and growth of new enterprises. Through empowering small business owners and assisting UD researchers in creating their own start-up companies, the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships is helping put people to work in Delaware.

Delaware SBDC

The Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center, its partners and numerous other organizations provide invaluable resources for small businesses. Searching the internet for local service providers, national associations and information can be time consuming for busy entrepreneurs, but DSBTDC can help you navigate these options to connect you with what you need, when you need it. Business success requires extensive planning, preparation and hard work. You will likely have many questions and need a variety of tools and information as you go through the process of operating your own business.  If you have questions, contact the nearest DSBDC office.