Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Business Development Center COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 has forced us into uncertain times and what is now being called a ‘new norm’. The Illinois SBDC/PTAC/ITC at College of DuPage, as expert advisors, are here to advise and guide small businesses within our community. We are confident and know that we will get through this together!

COVID-19 Small Business Weekly Update

Many are being bombarded through email with new information almost hourly. We have made the decision to post the COVID-19 Small Business Weekly Update as a resource guide for small businesses. Each week we are being asked specific questions so we are releasing those questions with answers. If you have a question that has not been addressed, please send that question to Rita Haake,

Interested in expanding your small business into new markets? Need guidance on how to navigate the maze of governmental contracting? Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can advise you on how to maximize opportunities and gain marketing exposure to government agencies and large corporations. We offer free one-on-one advising and a variety of workshops to help your business grow in government contracting. Businesses that have an established commercial market, commitment to quality and can commit time and effort are the perfect candidates. 

PTAC offers:

  • Customized computerized bid opportunity matching
  • Registration assistance
  • Certification assistance (MBE, WBE, DBE, VOSB, SDVOSB, 8(a), HUBZone)
  • Proposal review
  • Proposal preparation assistance
  • Market research
  • Procurement history reports 

Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Rita Haake, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 942-2606

Regular Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Illinois PTAC

Illinois PTAC at College of DuPage which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of DCEO.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Rita Haake, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 942-2184.