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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

Doing Business with the Commonwealth

The Pennsylvania Dept. of General Services (DGS) purchases more than $4 billion in goods and services each year and establishes procurement policy and procedures for most Commonwealth agencies. The Commonwealth made significant changes to its procurement program including the development of a small business selfcertification program and small diverse business verification…

COSTARS

Bruce Beardsley, Marketing Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services COSTARS program will present the program. He will present the following information:

Proposal Preparation & Submission

This seminar is geared toward existing businesses who are pursuing Government Contracting. Attendees will learn how to respond to a Federal Government Request for Proposal (RFP). The seminar is designed to address situations where the government issues a solicitation for qualified businesses to respond to a detailed Scope of Work. The…