For many services, the Department uses our MTAC (Multiple Task Award Contract) process to award contracts. MTAC gives schools greater choice and flexibility in selecting vendors for the services they need. When a school has a need for a specific service, the school sends an MTAC proposal request e-mail to a number of vendors. Vendors submit a proposal according to the criteria detailed in the MTAC. The requestor then evaluates the proposals based on which vendor's request is the "best value".
MTAC for Schools
Schools should use the links below to learn about and access the MTAC system. Please note some of these links are for department use ONLY, and will ONLY work from the department's network.
• MTAC Abstracts and Contract Descriptions
(no log in required)
• Log in to the MTAC System
using your Outlook credentials
• View a tutorial on how schools can use the MTAC, click: Instructional Webcasts
and scroll down to the "MTAC Application - Introduction to the MTAC Process" document link.
MTAC for Vendors
Only vendors that have an MTAC contract can participate in the MTAC process. You can find the open MTAC solicitations at Open MTAC Procurements. Vendors that have such a contract can login to the Vendor Portal and click the "MTAC" link to learn more.
Click "Instructional Webcasts for Vendors" under Key Documents for a tutorial
The Vendor Portal (vPortal) is the Department of Education’s online management tool for our vendors. This tool is part of our ongoing effort to improve your vendor experience. Here you will find the tools to do business with the Department of Education in an effective and efficient way.