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Procurement Technical Assistance Center

NICC PTAC Website  

Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC)

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

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:  

Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the host agency is NICC. 

What we do: 

Provide professional technical assistance and training specific to the needs of the business, to assist with economic change and growth.

Where, When and How: 

Meet at your convenience, face to face, on the phone, via email, or virtually. 


A resource, at no cost, available to you to utilize if you are interested in expanding your business with procurement opportunities with your local, state, or federal governments. Serve to support the business to understand the procurement and contracting process.

  • Determine if your business is ready for government contracting.
  • Assist business in securing necessary registrations:
    • System for Award Management (SAMs)
    • Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) 
  • Review and research your eligibility for small business certifications.
    • 8(a) Business Development
    • HubZone
    • Women-Owned Small business (WOSB)
    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO)
  • Search past contract opportunities.
  • Identifying bid opportunities
  • Market Research
  • Researching procurement histories
  • Network 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. 
  3. Why Native PTAC

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

PTAP Connecting Businesses to Government  

NICC PTAC Brochure

Hyperlink for business owner to complete the Client Intake Form


Contact Information for both Santee and Omaha reservations.

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



Letter to Tribal Leaders DOD Plan of Action Feb 2021


Success Stories


Resources for Native Businesses

Procurement Technical Assistance Program

 Required Government Certifications

Small Business Certification Programs

 Self-Certification Option

  Federal Business Opportunities

Government Purchasing History

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

Find a Government Prime Contractor

Other Helpful Links

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.