Nebraska Indian Community College PTAC

NICC PTAC

The Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides technical assistance, counseling, and training to Native-American businesses interested in pursuing opportunities with federal, state, and local agencies. If you are a Native-American enterprise located in Nebraska, become a client of the NICC PTAC today and enjoy FREE assistance, counseling, and training.

Our Services

  • Procurement readiness assessment
  • Assistance with System for Award Management (SAM) registration
  • Assistance with Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) registration
  • Assistance with applying for small business certifications:
    • 8(a)
    • HubZone
    • Women-Owned Small business (WOSB)
    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO)
  • Market research
  • Assistance with identifying bid opportunities
  • Networking opportunities

Service Area

We serve the Santee Sioux Nation and Omaha Nation on both reservations in Nebraska, including Native American businesses that are located outside of those reservations.

Eligibility

  • Native American Businesses
  • Tribal Enterprises
  • Native American businesses must 51% owned.

* You can find more information about NICC PTAC on our official website page.

What is PTAC?

Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace.

PTAP FACTS:

  • Over 300 PTAC offices across the U.S.
  • Over 500 Counselors
  • $0 or minimal cost to businesses

Contact Us

If you prefer, you can also send an email to: PTAC@thenicc.edu

Address (Macy Campus):
1111 Hwy. 75/P.O. Box 428
Macy, NE  68039
(Coverage Area: Omaha Indian Reservation)

Program Manager:  Michael D. Channell
Direct: (402) 243-5348
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 140
Email: MChannell@thenicc.edu

Administrative Assistant:  Nettie Grant-Sikyta
Direct: (402) 243-5349
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 141
Email:  NGrantSikyta@thenicc.edu

Address (Santee Campus):
415 North River Road
Niobrara, NE  68760
(Coverage Area: Santee Sioux Indian Reservation)

Counselor (Santee): Derek LaPointe
Direct: (402) 302-2454
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 143
Email:  DRLaPointe@thenicc.edu

Counselor (Macy): Debra Grant
Direct: (402) 243-5391
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 142
Email:  DGrant1@thenicc.edu

We partnered with Govology to bring you FREE government contracting education.

The NICC PTAC is excited about its collaboration with Govology, the premier provider of government market education. Through this collaboration, all clients of the NICC PTAC have FREE access to Govology’s live webinars and on-demand courses on a vast array of government contracting topics. If you are a Native-American business located in Nebraska, click here to become a client and receive a special discount code for Govology training.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for a live webinar?

To register for a live webinar, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Live Webinars Calendar and choose a webinar you want to attend.
  2. On the Event page, click “Register.”
  3. On the Product page, click “Buy now” or “Add to cart” if you plan to register for more than one webinar.
  4. On the Checkout page, locate “Have a coupon? Click here to enter your code”; click on the link and enter your code: NICC2021 in the coupon field.
  5. Fill out Billing details.
  6. If you are registering for the first time, enter the desired username and password for your new account on govology.com.
  7. Click “Place order.”
  8. Check your inbox (and spam folder, just in case) for a receipt email and a confirmation email with your webinar link. The webinar confirmation email comes from GotoWebinar and may take 5 to 10 minutes to arrive in your inbox. So, please be patient. If, after waiting for 15 minutes, you still don’t receive your webinar confirmation email, please email support@govology.com.

That’s it!

How do I register for an on-demand course?

To register for an on-demand course, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to On-Demand Training, and choose a course you want to take.
  2. On the Product page, click “Buy now” or “Add to cart” if you plan to register for more than one webinar.
  3. On the Checkout page, locate “Have a coupon? Click here to enter your code”; click on the link and enter your code: NICC2021 in the coupon field.
  4. Fill out Billing details.
  5. If you are registering for the first time, enter the desired username and password for your new account on govology.com.
  6. Click “Place order.”
  7. That’s it, you are now enrolled in this course. Next, go to your My Courses area – the course you just enrolled in should be listed there.

If I have technical difficulties, how do I reach support?

If you have any technical issues related to registering for training or using the govology website, please email us at support@govology.com.

If I have questions about government contracting, who should I ask?

We have an active community on LinkedIn called Govology Nation. This community includes government market professionals, support organizations, and small businesses. If you have questions related to doing business with the federal government, you can post them in Govology Nation and someone will come to your aid. To join Govology Nation, please go to https://govology.com/nation and request to be accepted to the group.