For procurement assistance, you may visit the Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network, which has information about open bids from state agencies in Louisiana.
For more hands-on assistance, you may contact the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which was established to generate employment and improve the general economy of Louisiana by assisting business firms in obtaining and performing under the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state, and local government contracts. Through PTAC, trained procurement counselors can help you determine if you can successfully compete in the government marketplace by evaluating your capabilities and identifying potential buying agencies for your products and services. Counselors provide an overview of the government contracting process and will help you identify government small business programs where your company may qualify. Your company will be entered into an electronic bid matching database.
Another program that offers procurement assistance is the Hudson Initiative. The Hudson Initiative aims to offer Louisiana-based small businesses more access to contracting and procurement of goods and services with state agencies. Race and gender neutral, this goal-oriented program encourages state agencies and contractors who receive state contracts to use certified Small Entrepreneurships.
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