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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

Selling to the Government- The First Steps- Chambersburg

This FREE seminar will introduce companies on how the government purchases products/services and the beginning steps of how to be a government contractor. Topics Covered: Getting Started in Government Contracting, Locating Bidding Opportunities, How to Read a Solicitation, How to Submit a Bid, Valuable Internet Resources, Small Business Programs, Certification and…

Contracting Certifications Made Simple: WOSB / 8a / DBE / HUBZone

The Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program is an initiative created by the SBA to provide great contracting opportunities for woman-owned small businesses by allowing certain contracts to be completed only among business registered as WOSB

How to Respond to a Government Request for Proposal (RFP)

Learn how to respond to a Federal Government Request for Proposal. The workshop is designed for situations where the government issues a solicitation for qualified businesses to respond to a detailed Scope of Work. The session will assist you in creating documents from scratch to meet the RFP instructions. Procurement Technical…