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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

Targeting the World's Largest Buyer Webinar Series - Mastering Market Research

  • Center: Lehigh University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , PA 18015
Join the Lehigh SBDC/PTAC right before lunch to focus your government contracting strategy and learn about the tools available to you. Each webinar will cover a specific topic more in-depth and demonstrate how to use the various resources. Additionally, these FREE webinars will be recorded and made available to you to…

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…

Finding Federal Government Procurement Opportunities

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 prime and sub contracting opportunities. Starts Promptly at 10:00…