Amber Stevens, Program Director for the North Country PTAC was integral in getting our S.A.M. Registration reinstated during a period when it became literally impossible to work with any of the normal channels (Federal Support Desk) to resolve our issues related to the “notarized letter” S.A.M. requirement.  Amber stayed on top of our situation and continued to push our case forward as she became aware of new avenues for resolution.  Our expired S.A.M. registration brought our current government contracts to a standstill as far as the ability to be awarded approved projects, invoice on existing projects and receive payment on work completed.  We cannot thank Amber enough for all of her efforts and would highly recommend anyone currently working with or pursuing work with the Federal government to contact PTAC.   They are a valuable resource.

Architecture & Engineering Firm

Syracuse, NY

June 2018



Just a quick note to say Thank you for all you do. I really appreciate all your help in advancing my business to the next level. You have been right there, helping out whenever I had a question, or when I needed something shown to me 2 and even 3 times over, and you always assured me that I would catch on. I am so appreciative of all your assistance and I look forward to working with you in the future. I truly believe that you have been instrumental in the growth of my company and a 2nd year of nearly $500,000.00 in government contracts.  Your help has been invaluable to me, and I don’t know how I would have managed without your help and support. Your willingness to help out in every situation we have needed at Red White & New takes dedication and professional insight and brings a whole new meaning to small business development. Your dedication to the program in all you do is instrumental in the success that the North Country PTAC demands, and I would definably recommend your staff and the service’s you provide to anyone in the future.  Thanks Again!

General Contractor

Watertown, NY

April 2018



Thank you very much for including my business in this years Matchmaker event.

I have attended these event thought out the Northeast and this was one of the best.

I believe you all did a fantastic job in keeping the flow going and having excellent Primes and Government representatives there.

It was truly beneficial for my business to be there.

Precision Engineering Shop

Franfort, NY

March 2017



You answered every question I had and then went above and beyond by introducing me to additional internet sites I should be aware of and visit regarding government contracting. You are a dedicated professional and a sincere benefit to the PTAC office in Watertown, NY. I am confident that your assistance was extremely beneficial in helping us prepare our paperwork correctly and in a timely manner to meet the deadline for this opportunity.

Generator Maintenance

Depauville, NY

February 2017



The PTAC has been very instrumental in the growth of my business. first by the training I received on marketing to the government then the help with the 8a process, and help developing a marketing strategy . My business has grown every year...

Furniture Manufacturer

Syracuse Area


I've found that the North Country PTAC has been extremely helpful in helping my small business hit the ground running by explaining the taunting beginning stages of working with the government. I now have the confidence and knowledge to bid on DoD contracts. I currently have 15 DoD contracts in place and did all this within a year thanks to the North Country PTAC. I am a service disabled veteran and would have never been able to do this without the PTAC. I can once again put food on the table, thank you PTAC

Landscaping Company

Syracuse Area


I want to write to say thank you so much for all your assistance with the vendors here in NY during this drive to get survivors into homes before Christmas. I have heard real good things about you from the vendors and how much they appreciate all your help.

Contract Specialist



North Country PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

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