Rockford, Illinois

Illinois PTAC at RVC

Need help finding information on how to do business with federal, state, and local government? RVC's Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help!

Illinois PTAC


Our mission is to provide guidance for business growth. The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Rock Valley College provides no-cost services to businesses in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, and Ogle counties. The PTAC can help determine suitability for government contracting. The government marketplace poses unique challenges that can overwhelm a small business that does not have the proper resources. Let us help you determine if your company is ready for government prime or subcontracting. 

The PTAC also has linkages with the federal, state, and local levels through the Illinois Small Business Development Center Network. We work closely with other business assistance programs to provide such services as trade/export assistance through international trade centers, access to financial and energy management assistance, and job training help.  


  • One-on-one business counseling sessions
  • Help targeting appropriate government agencies
  • Automated bid lead matching services
  • Training seminars, workshops, outreach events
  • Assistance with certifications and registrations
  • Finding subcontracting opportunities
  • Government Standards and Specifications
  • WAWF, UID and RFID guidance
  • Contract Administration assistance
  • Review of bid packages and proposals  

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The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is funded by the Defense Logistics Agency, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Rock Valley College through a cooperative agreement as a service to those members of the business community interested in selling a product or service to the government (federal, state and local).


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PTAC Contact

Ann Johns, Program Director
(815) 921-2091. 

If you are not an Illinois business, but are interested in PTAC service in your area, visit the APTAC website for a PTAC near you.

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PTAC offices
1111 S. Apline Rd., Suite 203
Rockford, IL 61108