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New Hampshire APEX Accelerator

Government Contracting in New Hampshire

As the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, the United States government is a customer businesses of all sizes should pursue. Hundreds of New Hampshire companies meet that demand, supplying the smallest components needed to propel rockets, to firewood sold to campers in the White Mountain National Forest.

In New Hampshire, government contracts last year totaled over $4 billion.

Doing business with the federal government and state agencies is more complicated than the typical B2B relationship. Fairness and transparency require processes and protocols that take time, and can be daunting.

The New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NH PTAC) helps to navigate all facets of government contracting, offering free, confidential assistance to businesses of all sizes. The experienced staff works with a range of companies, from multi-national corporations involved in aerospace and defense systems, to a North Country trucking business contracted with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to haul its refuse containers in the region.

NH PTAC offers training for businesses just getting started in federal procurement, to those needing specialized information about federal labor laws, Women-Owned Business certification (WSOB), HUBZones, and cybersecurity compliance. It also sponsors Matchmakers, which bring together small businesses and the Prime contractors who need them to fulfill their federal contract requirements.

NH PTAC is a cooperative program of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency.