WE MEAN BUSINESS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), formerly known as UIDA, is a supporting non-profit program of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

THE NATIONAL CENTER’S PTAC MISSION


Our mission is to develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry.

The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments and large prime contractors.  Assistance extends to all Native American businesses (American Indian, Alaska Native Corporations and Native Hawaiians) and includes tribes and individual businesses both on and off  reservations.  Services are free.

ABOUT US

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a supporting non-profit program of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). The 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 of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.

OUR GOAL

The Goal of the PTAC is to provide contract identification and procurement assistance to Native American Firms (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian). The PTAC makes available contract bid opportunities from federal, state, local and tribal government, large prime contractors and corporations throughout the country.

DEVELOPMENT

We are committed to assisting all Native Americans to achieve self-sufficiency. Additionally, our mission is to assist in the development and expansion of the American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and makes a positive impact on reservation communities. This is achieved in part by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry. federal, state, local, and tribal government procurement offices.

COVERAGE AREAS


The PTAC serves clients in the Southwest, Navajo, and part of the Eastern Bureau of Indian Affairs Regions.

Primary emphasis is placed on the following states:

Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, parts of Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

Other states are also covered on a voluntary basis.

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States In Coverage Area

AZ, UT, NM, CO, LA, MS, AL, FL, SC, NC, CT, RI

State offices location in:

AZ, NM, GA, VA

THE NATIONAL CENTER’S PTAC ORIGIN

The National Center’s 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 of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

The National Center’s PTAC provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments and large prime contractors.  Assistance extends to all Native American businesses (American Indian, Alaska Native Corporations and Native Hawaiians) and includes tribes and individual businesses both on and off  reservations.  Services are free.

THE NATIONAL CENTER’S PTAC FOCUS

Under the DoD/DLA agreement, the National Center’s PTAC has provided American Indian and other Native American owned businesses and tribal enterprises with prime contract and subcontract opportunities with DoD, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and prime contractors. The National Center’s PTAC seeks to extend its accomplishments to help more Native businesses on and off reservations to secure jobs in the defense and related industries, thereby decreasing unemployment and increasing the economies of the reservations serviced.

The National Center’s PTAC continues to successfully operate the program along with three major DoD prime contractors supporting its efforts – Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon. Our record of accomplishments is based on hard work, ethical practices and intense commitment to the needs and values of Indian tribal and individually owned businesses.

THE NATIONAL CENTER’S PTAC MILESTONES


Since 1969...

Training courses have strengthened the managerial skills of over 2,700 tribal members, and permitted UIDA some unique insights into the depths and nature of tribal procurement needs. UIDA’s expertise in government procurement is unparalleled having been responsible for $92 million in procurement programs since 1969.

In 2002...

In 2002, the PTAC operated by UCG was transferred to UIDA Business Services (UBS), a supporting non-profit to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. There were no changes in the program staff or goals or objectives. However, in order to maintain the high level of support from corporate America, a not-for-profit vehicle was needed.

The Year 2000...

In October of 2000, UIDA Consulting Group (UCG), a for-profit subsidiary of UIDA, was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to operate an American Indian Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to cover the Eastern United States. UCG established this office in Marietta, Georgia to provide services to Eastern and Minneapolis BIA Service Areas, covering 13 states and 49 tribes.

To The Present...

Under the DoD/DLA agreement, UBS provides American Indian owned businesses and tribal enterprises with prime contract or subcontract opportunities with DoD, other federal, state and local government agencies, and prime contractors. UBS seeks to extend its accomplishments to help more reservation Indians secure jobs in the defense and related industries, thereby decreasing unemployment and increasing the economies of the reservations serviced.