Government Contracting


Government Contracting


Offered Through the South East Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Our Government Contracting consulting, training, and information services are available at no cost to Pennsylvania businesses, large or small, that possess the interest and potential to perform work — as a prime contractor or a subcontractor — for federal, state or local government agencies.

Consulting Services

Our free, confidential and valuable approach focuses on three phases of support:

Phase 1: Preparation

For companies new to government marketing.
The goals for this phase are:

  • To gain an overview of how government agencies purchase goods and services
  • Complete the requirements for registering as a government supplier
  • Determine if government contracting is right for a company

Phase 2: Develop a Plan

For companies that have completed the activities in Phase 1.
The  goals for this phase are:

  • To develop or modify a government marketing strategy
  • Learn what programs and resources are available to support the marketing strategies
  • Develop a critical value proposition and branding
  • Commit resources to execute the marketing plan

Phase 3: Execute the Plan

For companies that are procurement ready.
The goals for this phase are:

  • Execute, evaluate and modify government marketing efforts
  • Modify company operations as required to support contracts that are compliant with government regulations

Training Events

Procurement Specialists strive to bring the most relevant and informative workshops and training opportunities to help navigate the government procurement process and identify the critical steps in winning government contracts. Our training events cover a wide range of government contracting topics at the federal, state, and local government levels, and are taught by industry experts who have many years of government contracting experience. Nominal fees may apply for some workshops and events.

Upcoming Webinars

Finding Government Contract Opportunities

2021-06-19T21:12:56-04:00Webinar-On-Demand| This webinar focuses on how government agencies procure goods and service and how to develop a successful government marketing strategy.|

Pennsylvania Government Contracting

2021-06-19T21:02:40-04:00Webinar-On-Demand| This webinar will describe how Pennsylvania government agencies purchase goods and services and the requirements for registering as a supplier. The topics will include descriptions of the types of purchasing contracts used in PA, supplier programs for small businesses and supplier diversity programs with certification requirements. Information will include how to find contract opportunities and an introduction to the COSTARS purchasing program used by local governments and associated entities.|

Introduction to GSA Schedule Contracts

2021-06-19T21:02:37-04:00Webinar-On-Demand| This webinar will describe the Government Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contracts.FSS contracts are five-year contracts awarded to companies and used by many federal government agencies to purchase goods and services. We will also cover what FSS contracts are, what are the advantages for businesses and agencies, how to qualify and apply for a contract and how to use FSS information for government marketing.|

DCAA Monitoring Subcontracts

2021-06-19T20:58:18-04:00Webinar-On-Demand| The presentation will provide an overview of provisional billing rates (PBR). The purpose of PBR’s will be discussed along with the procedures for establishing the rates. Participants will learn when the PBR’s should be submitted and the types of information that should be included in the PBR proposal. |

Introduction and DCAA Overview & Proposal Adequacy

2021-06-19T21:04:38-04:00Webinar-On-Demand| Introduction and DCAA Overview & Proposal Adequacy is a presentation that provides an overview of the Defense Contract Audit Agency.|


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