Each year, local, state and federal governments purchase more than $300 billion in goods and services from small businesses. The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Central Illinois was established to help small businesses understand and profit from government contracting. This is a free service provided by the State of Illinois for Illinois businesses.
The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce can help connect your business to receive one-on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses that are interested in selling their products and services to local, state or federal government agencies.
PTAC Services include:
Help targeting appropriate government agencies
Automated bid lead matching services
Access to government specifications and standards
Guidance with quality assurance issues
Assistance with certifications
Identification of sub-contracting opportunities
Government standards and specifications
Bar code and packaging information
RFID (radio frequency identification)
UID (unique identification)
Contract administration information
Central contractor registration assistance
Review of bid packages
For more information contact the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce at 217.359.1791.
The PTAC specialist for this region can also be reached at:
Illinois PTAC at Bradley University
141 Jobst Hall
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria IL 61625-0001
Contact: Keli Krueger-Huhra
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Learn more about Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs).
Online information about and for vendors doing business with the University of Illinois:
University of Illinois Business and Financial Services
This resource provides links to the Higher Education Bulletin (all items that are being bid are posted here) as well as Illinois Law Governing Procurement and other information.
Strategic Procurement Group
This site provides campus units information about vendors with whom the University has already negotiated contracts, including information about preferred providers that are in U of I's “iBuy system,” and about other providers with whom master contracts are in place.
Doing Business with the Illinois Tollway
Transparency, accountability, diversity and efficiency are the driving forces behind Tollway business operations, ensuring high quality outcomes to meet high customer expectations. The links on this page serve as a pathway toward working as a part of the Illinois Tollway.
Illinois Public Higher Education Bulletin
The Bulletin is a free online resource for vendors wishing to do business with the public universities in Illinois. Participating universities post notices for upcoming bids, requests for proposal, requests for information, solicitation documents and awards.
IDOT Construction Opportunities
IDOT Professional Architectural and Engineering Consulting Opportunities
IDOT Non-Construction Opportunities
State of Illinois Capital Development Board Opportunities