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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…

Set Up and Sell to the Government Seminar

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

Fundamentals of Government Marketing

A 2.5 hour seminar which offers an overview of the fundamentals of government contracting. To include: an overview of the government arena, vendor requirements and obligations, types of procurement, marketing and success strategies. This seminar delivers basic fundamental steps and knowledge to get started in government contracting. Promptly 10:00 am to…