Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC



Join us Aug. 8 for a free seminar focused on providing information to both VOSBs and SDVOSBs on doing business with the federal government. Presentations include Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Assistance Available through the VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Additionally, a panel of local federal government agency representatives will discuss how to do business with their agencies and a SDVOSB will provide insight on its government contracting experiences.

Register online by Aug. 6, 2018.

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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 $3.7 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

Aug. 8, 2018 - Federal Government Contracting Seminar for Veteran-Owned Businesses - Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Butler, PA

Oct. 23, 2018 - GACO's 31st Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair - Monroeville Convention Center - Monroeville, PA

Community Events

July 17-18, 2018 – Reaching High – Aerospace Business Matchmaker – Ohio University – Athens, OH

Aug. 23, 2018 – DyNet – Courtyard 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.