Beacom School of Business Procurement Tech. Assistance Center

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides technical expertise to South

Dakota businesses interested in bidding on and receiving federal, state and local government contracts. 

A specialty center of the South Dakota SBDC, PTAC provides free government contracting assistance to South Dakota businesses. PTACs form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to provide the best value goods and services to government agencies.

Counseling Services: 
  • Identifying opportunities for clients
  • Assistance with submissions of applications, etc.
  • Assistance with bid and proposal preparation
  • Post award assistance
  • Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
  • On-line resources. 
  • Assistance to small businesses and small & disadvantaged businesses (SDB's) to locate prime contractors who may wish to subcontract with to them
  • Assistance to large prime contractors to locate viable subcontractors 
Other Assistance and Training: 
  • Assist with problems and questions
  • Assist in locating appropriate specifications and standards, finding buying histories, locating sources of supply and more.
  • Coordinate with other state agencies who can provide assistance in other business-related areas. 
The SD PTAC has four offices: 
  • Kareen Dougherty
    2329 North Career Place, Suite 106
    Sioux Falls, SD 57107
    Telephone:  (605) 367-5252
    FAX:  (605) 367-5755
  • Jennifer Oberg
    Black Hills Business Development Center
    730 E. Watertown Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    Telephone:  (605) 394-5311
    FAX:  (605) 394-6140
  • Fred Binder
    1808 Summit St
    Yankton, SD 57078
    Telephone:  (605) 665-4408
    FAX:  (605) 661-9827
  • Marcella Hurley, MBA, EDFP
    Regional Director Small Business Development Center
    221 S. Central Avenue, Suite 33 
    Pierre, SD 57501
    Telephone:  (605) 773-2783
    FAX:  (605) 773-2035
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