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Each year, local, state and federal governments purchase more than $11 trillion in goods and services from small businesses. The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Central Illinois was established to help small companies understand and profit from government contracting. PTAC 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 one-on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses interested in selling their products and services to local, state or federal government agencies.


PTAC Services include:

o Help targeting appropriate government agencies

o Automated bid lead matching services

o Access to government specifications and standards

o Guidance with quality assurance issues

o Assistance with certifications

o Identification of sub-contracting opportunities

o Government standards and specifications

o Bar code and packaging information

o RFID (radio frequency identification)

o UID (unique identification)

o Contract administration information

o Central contractor registration assistance

o Review of bid packages

For more information, contact the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce at 217.359.1791. You can reach the PTAC specialist for this region 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. This resource provides links to the Higher Education Bulletin (all items being bid are posted here), Illinois Law Governing Procurement, and other information:

University of Illinois Business and Financial Services


Strategic Procurement Group

This site provides campus units information about vendors with whom the University has already negotiated contracts, including information about preferred providers 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 drive Tollway business operations, ensuring high-quality outcomes to meet 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 public universities in Illinois. Participating universities post notices for upcoming bids, requests for proposals, requests for information, solicitation documents and awards.


IDOT Construction Opportunities

IDOT Professional Architectural and Engineering Consulting Opportunities

State of Illinois Capital Development Board Opportunities

State of Illinois Public University Opportunities