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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

Doing Business with PENDOT

A seminar focused on helping Small Businesses and Special Status Small Businesses learn how to register, bid and win PENDOT contracts. The basics of navigating through the (1) Business Partner, (2) Solicitations, (3) Engineering Agreements, (4) Construction Projects and (5) References Panes will be discussed in detail. If you are a…

Introduction to Government Marketing

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , 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 reosurces

Finding Federal Government Procurement Opportunities

To Be Held at 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue: A 2.5 hour seminar geared toward existing businesses who have registered in SAM; presenting Data Mining. Learn how to navigate and use government websites to find government contracting opportunities. Learn to use procurement history and forecasts for market research to find new…