The Crater Procurement Assistance Center

Crater Procurement Assistance Center, serving as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (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. Crater Procurement Assistance Center is sponsored by the Crater Planning District Commission. Our coverage area consists of the following counties and cities:


Our Mission

Our mission is to assist all U.S. businesses that want to increase their opportunities in the Federal, State, and Local Government marketplace. We assist Small, Disadvantaged, Women Owned, Veteran Owned, Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone businesses in obtaining certifications. We also assist Prime Contractors in locating small businesses to act as subcontractors for government contracts.

How can we help you?

  • What do you need to know about Federal Government Procurement.
  • What do you need to know about Commonwealth of Virginia Procurement.
  • Training classes on "Government Contracting", "Contract Administration", and the government's electronic commerce initiatives.
  • Procurement Fairs that bring together small businesses with government buyers and buyers from prime contractors to tell you what they need, and how to do business with them.
  • Helping you identify which government buying activity needs what you sell.
  • Assist you to understand the Federal Acquisition Regulations and its supplements.
  • Act as ombudsman with government buying activities and prime contractors.
  • Provide computerized bid matching service that matches your goods/services with active government solicitations.
  • Counsel small businesses on the government acquisition process, including keeping you abreast of changing regulations, laws, and policies.
  • Act as your resource for any question regarding government acquisition - we may not know the answer, but we know where to find it!

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