UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center - Springfield

MO PTAC assist businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.


Procurement specialists will help you in identifying opportunities and understanding the contracting process so you can take advantage of government sales dollars at the federal, state, and local levels. Missouri PTAC service all 114 Missouri Counties.  The Springfield office serves the following Counties: Greene, Jasper, Newton, Christian, Webster, Polk, Laclede, Dallas, Pulaski, Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Barton, Dade, Vernon,  Hickory, St. Clair, Cedar, Stone, and Taney Counties.  

Partially funded by a grant from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and a cooperative agreement with the University of Missouri to assist small businesses in government procurement, Missouri PTAC makes the following services available to businesses in Missouri:

  • Bid matching (matching a client’s products/services with what the government is currently buying)
  • Assisting clients to market their products or services to government agencies
  • Access to federal/military specifications and standards
  • SAM Registrations and DUNS numbers.
  • Socio Economic Certifications including woman owned, veteran owned, minority owned and HUBzone.
  • Procurement price histories
  • Educational seminars
  • Electronic data interchange services
  • Registration Assistance for Federal, state & local government contracting (System for Award Management - SAM)
  • Certification Assistance for Federal, state & local government certifications (8a, HUBZone, MBE, WBE, DBE)


Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
Primary ContactAllen Waldo
Address405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone(417) 837-2612
Fax(417) 837-2614