NADC serves as the host to a Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). 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.


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NADC-PTAC’s Mission

The NADC-PTAC’s mission is to maximize the number of capable Native American owned companies in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions in the government marketplace. Providing our clients with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the marketing know-how to successfully obtain and perform federal, state, local and tribal government contracts is a top priority of NADC PTAC. Supporting government agencies in reaching and working with suppliers is also crucial to the success of this program.



– To provide contract identification and procurement assistance to Native American owned businesses in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs service areas.

РTo improve local economies by assisting Native American businesses to successfully compete for and perform government contracts, thereby creating and retaining jobs and bringing other economic benefits to states and local communities.

Impact of Contracts Helped

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What’s New


  • Facilitate meetings w/contracting officials
  • Application assistance for: 8(a) / HubZone / VOSB / SDVOSB / WOSB / DBE / Buy Indian
  • Capability statement preparation
  • Networking Events
  • Various government contracting workshops and training for business throughout service area
  • Application for Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes and Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) numbers
  • Negotiation Support
  • North American Industry and Classification System (NAICS) codes
  • Supplier Certification Assistance
  • Federal procurement histories


  • Computerized bid opportunity matches
  • Systems Award Management (SAM)
  • Identification of potential markets
  • Bid and Proposal Assistance
  • Contract Administration procedures
  • GSA Federal Supply Schedules
  • Market Research
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Solicitation Review
  • Contract Accounting procedures
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Pre- and Post-Award Surveys
  • Registration for solicitation mailing lists
  • Marketing Assistance


NADC-PTAC Team & Service Areas

Leonard Smith

Executive Director
US Army Veteran
Assiniboine Sioux Tribe
Billings, MT Headquarter Office
Phone: 406-259-3804
Fax. 406-259-4569

Mary Walks Over Ice

PTAC Program Manager
Assiniboine Gros Ventre/Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribes
Billings, MT Headquarter Office
Phone: 406-294-7994
Fax. 406-259-4569 Cell. 406-591-1523

Tom Jefferson

Accounts Manager
Crow Tribe
Billings Headquarter Office
Phone: 406-259-3804
Fax: 406-259-4569

Robert Much

PTAC Procurement Specialist
US Navy Veteran
Service Area: Flathead
4165 Cougar Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Cell: 406-431-9634


Marshall Lucas

PTAC Supervisory Procurement Specialist
US Navy Veteran
Service Area: Blackfeet, Rocky Boy,
Ft Belknap and Ft Peck
Headquarter Office
PO Box 1772
Billings, MT 59501
Phone: 406-259-3804
Cell: 406-304-8888


Brek Maxon

Procurement Specialist
Bismarck Field Office
Service Area: All ND Native owned companies
Cell: 701-712-1180
Phone: 701-221-1359


Heather LaTray

PTAC Procurement Specialist
Billings, MT Headquarter Office
Phone: 406-259-3804
Cell: 406-696-3869

PTAC Procurement Specialist
Northern Cheyenne
Service Area: N Cheyenne, Crow,
Wind River
17 N. 26th St.
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-294-0069
Cell: 406-720-0167

Darrel Hernandez

PTAC Procurement Specialist
U.S. Navy Veteran
Oglala Lakota
Service Area: South Dakota
BIA 2 Lakota Trade Center Suite 201
Kyle, SD 57752
Cell: 605-786-3241