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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

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

Government Contracting Certification for Women & Minority owned companies: George Murray of the Small Business Administration will explain how certifying your small business may help win government contracts. The presentation will include the process and steps to certify your business as woman-owned (WOSB), minority-owned (MBE), disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), and a…

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…

Introduction to Government Marketing

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Chester, 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 resources.