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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

Finding Government Procurement Opportunities

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Chester, PA 19013
Seminar focuses on how to manage and expand existing businesses through government contracting. Learn how the classification of goods and services impacts market research and how, to use procurement history and forecasts for market research to find government agency prospects and prime contractors. Learn how to perform market research using primary…

Doing Business with the Commonwealth of PA

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Chester, PA 19013
Teaching small businesses how to find contract opportunities with the state of Pennsylvania. This timely information and networking opportunity is a must for many small businesses.

Selling to the Government- The First Steps- Carlisle

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…