Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC



Join us April 3 for the DCAA Overview and Accounting Seminar. The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides audit and financial advisory services to the Department of Defense and other federal entities responsible for acquisition and contract administration. Mr. Joseph Greger, DCAA Small Business Program Manager, and Mark Wasser, DCAA Supervisory Auditor, will be on hand.

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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

DCAA Overview and Accounting Seminarr
April 3, 2019
Energy Innovation Center - Pittsburgh, PA 
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Save the Date - GACO's 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair
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 - Fairmont
April 11, 2019
I-79 Technology Park, Robert H. Mollohan Research Center – Fairmont, WV
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18th Annual DOE Small Business Expo
April 16-18, 2019
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown – Pittsburgh, PA
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COSTARS Connection: Training and Network Event
May 21, 2019
Gemmell Complex, Clarion University - Clarion, PA
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DYNET - Erie
August 22, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Ambassador Conference Center - Erie, 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.

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.