Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MPTAP)
The Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program is an integral element of the Mississippi Development Authority, the chief economic development agency for the State of Mississippi. The program office operates as a bureau (Procurement Technical Assistance Bureau) in the MDA Minority & Small Business Development Division.
The MPTAP, 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.
Matching funds are provided by the Mississippi Development Authority, city and county government agencies, economic development organizations and private corporations.
The MPTAP delivers its services through a statewide network of procurement technical assistance centers with regional centers strategically located in Biloxi, Columbus, Greenville, Meridian and Jackson. Private non-profit corporations (South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Northeast Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, and Delta Contract Procurement Center) operate the centers in Biloxi, Columbus, and Greenville respectively.
The program is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) .