• Procurement

  • 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


    State of Illinois Public University Opportunities