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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

Set Up and Sell to the Government

Have you thought about selling your products or services to Federal, State or local governments? Do you think it is too difficult? Let us debunk the myths and show you how to reap the benefits of this great opportunity

Introduction to Government Marketing

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Chester, PA 19013
This seminar shows how to prepare for government sales. Learn fundamnetals of doing business with federal and state agencies, necessary registrations and certifications, as well as sources of information and business resources.

Advanced Government Marketing For Business Owners

Advanced Government marketing strategies will be presented including marketing materials your business should have, resources you can investigate and negotiations tips and techniques to distinguish your business from the competition. We will cover how Contracting Officers buy and where and when they have purchasing discretion. We will also cover current trends…