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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

Expert Accounting for Government Contracting

Many federal contract awards are contingent upon determining that a contractor's accounting system is sound. This includes having specific written accounting policies and an accounting system that can perform certain cost, timekeeping, and billing functions. Agencies conduct unique "financial health" audits prior to awarding some contracts. Topics include: ? Segregation of…

Set Up and Sell to the Government Webinar

  • Center: Lehigh University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , PA 18015
Have you thought about selling your products or services to Federal, State or local governments? Do you think it is too difficult? Let us debunk the myths and show you how to reap the benefits of this great opportunity - as tens of thousands of sole proprietors and hundreds of thousands…

Breaking Into Government Contracting

Are you considering selling your products or services to Federal, State or local governments? There are many myths associated with these markets, but there are also significant rewards! If you are a successful, well organized business, we can provide insight on how to succeed in the government marketplace. The Federal government…