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Federal, state, and local governments already purchase billions of dollars on goods and services every year. Federal purchasing offices are often required to set aside contracts or portions of contracts for exclusive bidding by small and/or minority-owned businesses. In addition, major prime contractors are required to subcontract part of their work out to small firms.

About Us
 
The Southeast Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center (SE PA PTAC),  administered by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers within the University of Pennsylvania, helps businesses of all sizes market to the government – federal, state and local. 
 
The SE PA PTACs are part of a national program authorized by Congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Through cooperative agreements with DoD, PTACs are administered nationally by a variety of entities, including state governments, universities, community colleges, local economic development corporations, Native American organizations and other local institutions. PTACS are staffed with counselors experienced in government contracting, and all participate in ongoing professional training required to keep pace with continually evolving acquisition procedures and policies.
 
Businesses that want to get into government contracting and needing assistance, can do no better than to talk to a PTAC – they are the go-to-people for marketing your products or services to the government. PTAC counselors can teach you how to explore the government arena for possible market opportunities. 
 

Upcoming Events

SBA HubZone Program - What YOU Need to Know

This seminar will focus on an overview of the SBA HubZone Program including: An Overview of the Program, Qualifications, Advantages and Challenges, Finding HubZone Locations, The Application Process and Resources to Assist You. This event will be run by Mr. Bruce Downing from the PTAC Center at Widner University. Bruce is…

Fundamentals of Government Marketing

A 2.5 hour seminar which offers an overview of the fundamentals of government contracting. To include: an overview of the government arena, vendor requirements and obligations, types of procurement, marketing and success strategies. This seminar delivers fundamental knowledge to get started in government contracting. Promptly 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Expert Accounting for Government Contracting

Many federal contract awards are contingent upon determining that a contractor