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Procurement Technical Assistance Center


A New Beginning

Success starts with one step, in the right direction, with the right mission.

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperate agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency


Who we are:  We are a procurement technical assistance center program and the host agency is NICC.

What we do: We provide professional technical assistance and training specific to the Native American Business’s needs.

Why we do what we do. We provide our services to Native American business to help economic change and growth.

When we do what we do:  We work to meet with you, the business, when it is convenient for you.

Where we do what we do: We have counselors and staff who will meet with you on the Santee and Omaha reservations and in the rural and urban areas of Nebraska.  

How we do what we do: We can meet 1:1 (face to face), through email, on the phone and virtually (through TEAMS or Zoom). 


What we can we do for you the Native American Businesses who want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments. We are here to provide support to help the small business owner to understand the process and how to get where they want to be with procurement.

  • Determine if your business is ready for government contracting.
  • Help you register in the proper places.
  • See if you are eligible I any small business certifications.
  • Search past contract opportunities.
  1.  Our service area:  The Santee Sioux Nation and Omaha Nation on both reservations in Nebraska, including Native American businesses that are located outside of those reservations
  2. Who is eligible:
    • Native American Businesses
    • Tribal Enterprises
    • Native American businesses must 51% owned. 

Please take a moment to watch the video that provides a comprehensive overview.

PTAP Connecting Businesses to Government  

  1. First step is to complete a client intake form, as tracking mechanism in obtaining and securing key information to better provide the best services to you the business. You can find the Client Intake form link below for your convenience.
  2. The second step is to set up a meeting with a counselor to obtain more detailed information in planning goals for what you want in better prepared for obtaining local, county, state, and/or federal contracts. 
  3. Conduct an assessment with you on your business, and to help you – the business owner to create a plan with goals.

Client Intake Form

The professional technical assistance includes:

  • Determining suitability for contracting                                 
  • Securing necessary registrations:
    • System for Award Management (SAMs)
    • Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS)  
  • Securing necessary certifications:
    • 8(a) Business Development
    • HubZone
    • Women-Owned Small business (WOSB)
    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO)
  • Researching procurement histories
  • Identifying bid opportunities
  • Marketing 
  • Network opportunities

Macy Campus:
1111 Hwy. 75/P.O. Box 428
Macy, NE  68039

(Coverage Area: Omaha Indian Reservation)

Santee Campus:
415 North River Road
Niobrara, NE  68760

(Coverage Area: Santee Sioux Indian Reservation)

Program Manager:  Michael D. Channell
Direct: (402) 243-5348
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 140
Email: MChannell@thenicc.edu
Counselor (Santee): Derek LaPointe 
Direct: (402) 302-2454
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 143
Email:  DRLaPointe@thenicc.edu
Administrative Assistant:  Nettie Grant-Sikyta
Direct: (402) 243-5349
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 141
Email:  NGrantSikyta@thenicc.edu
Counselor (Macy): Debra Grant 
Direct: (402) 243-5391
Office: (402) 494-2311 ext. 142
Email:  DGrant1@thenicc.edu 

If you prefer, you can also send an email to:

Events     Coming Soon


Success Stories


Training and webinars

  1. Updates to new policies and rules
  2. To provide you with training you need for Client Success.
  3. Provide you SBA trainings that are offered: SBA Event Page

Resources for Native Businesses

Procurement Technical Assistance Program

 Required Government Certifications

Small Business Certification Programs

 Self-Certification Option

  Federal Business Opportunities

 Find a Government Prime Contractor

Government Purchasing History

Federal Procurement Data System - https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/

You can the find Native American PTACs across the country by clicking on the hyperlinks below.

  1. Alaska PTAC
  2. American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC
  3. The National Center American Indian PTAC
  5. Native American Development Corporation (NADC)
  6. Tribal Government Institute (T.G.I.)

Please let the Department of Logistic Agency know how well our PTAC has served you.


This is our team:



If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.