Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC


Federal Government Contracting Seminar for Veteran-Owned Businesses

August 7, 2019
Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Butler, PA
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About GACO

The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center based at California University of Pennsylvania, with satellite offices in Pittsburgh and at Slippery Rock University.

GACO serves businesses in these Pennsylvania counties:

  • Allegheny County
  • Beaver County
  • Butler County
  • Greene County
  • Washington County

Since 1985, the office has helped companies to obtain more than $3.9 billion in contracts.

GACO Services

GACO's services to the region's business community include:

  • One-on-one counseling on government procurement policies.
  • Identifying codes for federal government contracting.
  • Notifying companies of bid opportunities.
  • Assisting with government registrations.
  • Advising on subcontracting opportunities and contracts.
  • Advising on bid preparation.
  • Conducting seminars and webinars on government contracting.
  • Hosting procurement fairs for face-to-face marketing.

GACO Events

Federal Government Contracting Seminar for Veteran-Owned Businesses
August 7, 2019
Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Butler, PA
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Save the Date - GACO's 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair
California University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are sponsoring GACO’s 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair to assist businesses interested in pursuing government contracts and subcontracts. The fair provides an excellent chance for businesses to network with government agencies and prime contractors seeking to identify potential vendors and suppliers. A number of government agencies, major corporations, business resource partners and local purchasing representatives will participate in the fair offering a tremendous marketing opportunity for businesses. Additionally two training seminars will be held during the day.
October 29, 2019
Monroeville Convention Center
If you are intersted in receiving the Procurement Opportunities Fair brochure, please email Tracy Julian at

Other Events

DYNET - Erie
August 22, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Ambassador Conference Center - Erie, PA
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2019 PA Procurement Expo & Forum
September 4-5, 2019 - Farm Show Complex - Harrisburg, PA
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Become a GACO Client

Businesses interested in GACO services must complete this client application. You may choose the office location that is most convenient for you.

Contact Us

California University of Pennsylvania Office
California University of PA
Box 20
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone 724-938-5881
Fax: 724-938-4575

Kate Lacey Glodek, Director

Tracy Julian, Contracting Coordinator

Pittsburgh Office
California University of PA
700 River Avenue, Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-237-6098
Fax: 412-237-6099

Tyler Verin, Manager

Slippery Rock University Office
Slippery Rock University of PA
006 Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-738-2346
Fax: 724-738-2168

Renee Decker, Manager


View GACO Resources

Find useful links and publications on federal, state and local resources, e-business reference sources, resources for veteran-owned businesses, business codes, certifications and self-certifications, and more. 

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. 

Also funded through a grant from the Allegheny Foundation.