Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC

 

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Understanding the Basics of SBIR/STTR Research Grants Seminar
March 20, 2019
CoLab18 @ Nova Place - Pittsburgh, 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 $3.8 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

Understanding the Basics of SBIR/STTR Research Grants Seminar
March 20, 2019
CoLab18 @ Nova Place - 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 julian@calu.edu

Other Events

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.

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.