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The Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) team combined has over 90-plus years of experience in government contracting. Our skilled and friendly team provides no-cost, one-on-one technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Understanding government markets for goods and services;
  • Readiness assessment for government contracting;
  • Website registration, including on SAM and SBA;
  • Matching products or services with government requirements;
  • Competitive market research;
  • Finding bid opportunities;
  • Interpretation of solicitations and bid documents;
  • Obtaining technical specifications;
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations;
  • Process management skills

Contact your PTAC Counselor today!

Each numbered region below corresponds to a PTAC counselor's listed location.



Paul Middlebrooks, UT CIS
Paul Middlebrooks

PTAC Team Leader


Veronica Clark, UT CIS
Veronica Clark

PTAC Counselor

West Tennessee (1)


Jutta Bangs UT CIS
Jutta Bangs

PTAC Counselor

East Tennessee (3)

Russell Toone, UT CIS
Russell Toone

SBIR/STTR Specialist



Debbie Barber UT CIS
Debbie Barber

PTAC Counselor

Nashville (2)