About the ASBDC Procurement Program

The government buys everything, and selling to the government can be a profitable venture. Each year the federal government purchases more than $200 billion worth of goods and services. State and municipal governments spend more than $20 billion annually.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assists existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.  In an effort to help Alabama’s small business community tap into the lucrative world of government contracting, the Alabama SBDC Network hosts the Procurement Technical Assistance Program of Alabama.  The Alabama SBDC Network has been offering procurement counseling since its inception in 1981, and is the only program available to small businesses statewide.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers are part of a congressionally authorized initiative to assist businesses in marketing their goods and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and state and local governments. Each PTAC is dedicated to supporting our national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, and to bringing the economic benefits of federal, state and local contracting to Alabama businesses.

Procurement counselors can guide you through the government procurement process and provide you with information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace.

To better serve the public, our Procurement counselors are co-located with other small business counselors throughout the state.  Procurement specialists are strategically located at:

  • Alabama State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • Troy University

If your business is located outside of Alabama, please click here to find a PTAC in your state.

For any other business questions, including  management, financing, marketing, accounting, or sales, contact an SBDC counselor near you.

Interested in international trade? Contact a Trade Specialist at the Alabama International Trade Center.


To speak with a counselor today, call 205-348-1687, or register online today!