Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC



Join us Dec. 5 for GACO’s 31st for Wage Rates, Contract Changes, and How to Avoid Conflict: A Seminar on Federal Construction Contracting. 

Government contracting attorney, Maria L. Panichelli, will discuss how to determine if a government request constitutes a “change” to the contract, and the types of changes that are most likely to cause conflicts. Special attention will be given to communication, professionalism, and the proper role of performance reviews in the negotiation process.

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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 $3.8 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

Wage Rates, Contract Changes, and How to Avoid Conflict: A Seminar on Federal Construction Contracting
Dec. 5, 2018
Nova Place (Formerly Allegheny Center)
9 a.m. – noon
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Community Events

Doing Business with Pitt
Dec. 6, 2018
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room - 1st Floor
4024 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
7:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
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18th Annual DOE Small Business Expo
April 16-18, 2019
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown – Pittsburgh, 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.

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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.