Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC

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.

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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 $4.2 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

DGS E-Builder Training Webinar
September 30, 2021
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Other Events

Smart Path Connect - Transmission & Substation Procurement Information Session Webinar
September 9, 2021
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Small, Diverse and Local Business Vendor Fair
September 21, 2021
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Small Business Works 2021: Level up & Network Series
September 29, 2021
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Save the Date - DBE Bonding Series
October 6 – November 17, 2021
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Government-wide Category Management Industry Day
October 20, 2021
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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
GACO
California University of PA
Box 20
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone 724-938-5881
Fax: 724-938-4575
Email: gacocalu@calu.edu

Kate Lacey Glodek, Director
Email: glodek@calu.edu

Tracy Julian, Contracting Coordinator
Email: julian@calu.edu

Pittsburgh Office
GACO
California University of PA
700 River Avenue, Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-237-6098
Fax: 412-237-6099
Email: gacocalu@calu.edu

Slippery Rock University Office
GCAC
Slippery Rock University of PA
006 Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-738-2346
Fax: 724-738-2168
http://www.sru.edu/gcac

Renee Decker, Manager

Email: renee.decker@sru.edu

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.