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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

Introduction to Government Marketing

Marketing your goods and services to federal, state, or local government agencies can present a substantial growth opportunity for your business. This introductory seminar will show you what is required for successful sales to government agencies, the process for becoming certified for government business and the sources available to assist you.…

Becoming a supplier and selling to the Commonwealth of PA via COSTARS

What is COSTARS? COSTARS is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's cooperative purchasing program and serves as a conduit through which registered and eligible local public procurement units (LPPUs) and state-affiliated entities ("Members") are able to leverage contracts established by DGS to cost effectively and efficiently do business with registered suppliers. Currently, members…

Finding Government Contract Opportunities

The U.S. government is, by far, the largest consumer of goods and services in the world. If your company is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) to qualify for government work and you want to develop a successful government marketing strategy including how to find prospects and secure contracts,…