About PTAC

San Diego, Orange, Imperial PTAC is an economic development program of Southwestern College. We are a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), partially funded by the City of San Diego Small Business Enhancement Program, other local government agencies, prime contractors and the Department of Defense*.

Our mission is to assist small businesses with the information, resources, and technical assistance they need to effectively compete for and perform on federal, state, and local government contracts. This assistance is provided at no cost to the small business owner.

PTAC has assisted small businesses in winning over $2.2 billion in government contracts. Small businesses (as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration) located in San Diego, Orange, or Imperial counties that sell products/services purchased by a government agency are welcome to apply for services. If your business is located outside of the San Diego, Orange, or Imperial counties, please click here to find your local PTAC.

Learn more about our services or view our FY 2021 Annual Report or Fact Sheet.

* This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

** Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Get Started with our Program

1. Complete our online application if you’ve been in business at least one year, and if your business is located in San Diego, Orange or Imperial counties. If you’re located outside our service area, please click here to locate your closest PTAC.

2. After submitting the application, you’ll receive an email indicating the next step(s).

Need help with selling your products/services to the government?

Contact the San Diego, Orange, Imperial PTAC at 619-216-6671 or swcptac@swccd.edu.

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