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NYSTEC to open new procurement technical assistance center

By Eric Reinhardt


Could help veteran-owned companies pursue government contracts 

NYSTEC, which is short for New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation, plans to open a new procurement technical assistance center (PTAC) in Troy on Oct. 1. The facility will have a subcenter in the NYSTEC’s Rome headquarters, pictured here. (PHOTO CREDIT: MARCH ASSOCIATES)

Service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses in the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region could benefit from a new procurement technical assistance center (PTAC) that is set to open in Troy on Oct. 1 with a subcenter in Rome.

NYSTEC (New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation) has announced the upcoming opening of the IgniteU NY PTAC, which will provide procurement and technical-consulting services to businesses in the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region that seek to participate in government contracts.

 Effective Oct. 1, the IgniteU NY PTAC will help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, state and local governments, and government prime contractors, NYSTEC said in a news release.

“IgniteU NY PTAC will help businesses understand the public-sector procurement processes so they can successfully win government contracts,” Mike Walsh, president & CEO of NYSTEC, said in a statement. “We will offer technical assistance and training workshops to meet the needs of businesses of any type and size, including minority-owned, woman-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. And, if you are not yet certified, we can help you get certified and navigate the challenges of selling to federal, state, or local government.”

The IgniteU NY PTAC will offer a wide variety of no-cost services to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state, and/or federal-government agencies. 

Services will include one-on-one guidance and training in areas such as identifying contract opportunities, helping prepare bids and proposals, performing market research, marketing to potential buyers, advising on contract management, and managing payment. 

The PTAC will be headquartered at the IgniteU NY Office located at 333 Broadway in Troy with a subcenter at NYSTEC corporate headquarters located at 99 Otis St. in Rome. The PTAC will serve businesses in 17 New York counties — Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington.

“The alignment of the new PTAC under our IgniteU NY program will play a crucial role in aiding businesses as they look to enter the government marketplace,” Evan DeGennaro, innovation and entrepreneurship manager at NYSTEC, said. “We’re excited to be expanding the IgniteU NY suite of services offered in support of business growth in our local communities.”

NYSTEC says it has been “active in economic development since its inception.” 

In 2015, the company made an “additional commitment” to support the growth of small businesses and startups by creating IgniteU NY, an independent program focused on developing entrepreneurs throughout New York state. 

With the mission of “empowering entrepreneurs to create new opportunities, solve new problems, and create value, the IgniteU NY program closely aligns with the mission of the PTAC and demonstrates NYSTEC’s longstanding commitment and successes in this area,” NYSTEC said.


NYSTEC is an independent, nonprofit technology consulting company headquartered in Rome with offices in Albany and New York City. 

Created in 1996 to facilitate the transfer of technology, innovation, and expertise between the public and private sectors in support of economic development, today NYSTEC is an adviser to government agencies, institutions, and businesses, assisting with strategic planning, technology acquisitions and implementations, and data optimization across industries. 

NYSTEC helps support the Central and Upstate New York “innovation system” through its startup accelerator, IgniteU NY.  

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