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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. 

Government Marketing Info Cards

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Increase your knowledge of Government Marketing by downloading five new informational rack cards tdesigned to help businesses enter the government marketplace.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Government Marketing

Marketing your goods and services to federal, state, or local government agencies can present a substantial growth opportunity for your business. This introductory seminar will show you what is required for successful sales to government agencies, the process for becoming certified for government business and the sources available to assist you.…

Free Government Contracting workshop: DCAA Accounting Requirements for Federal Contractors

Join us as Alexis Kirksey explains the role of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the expectations of a contractor's accounting system. Many federal contract awards are contingent upon a contractor having an accurate accounting system. This includes having specific written accounting policies and an accounting system that can perform…

[NS] Doing Business in the City

This workshop will help entrepreneurs learn the steps to get started Doing Business with the City of Philadelphia. It will also present the resources available to support the business community. Angela Dowd-Burton, Executive Director. A panel of experts share info. A 2.5 hour workshop: 2:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.