GACO Seminar on State Contracting Opportunities

May 31, 2018

The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) at Cal U will sponsor a free seminar, “Doing Business with Pennsylvania Department of General Services,” from 9 a.m. -noon June 12 in the south wing of the Cal U Convocation Center.

GACO seminar

Company representatives who attend the seminar will learn how to do business with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through its Department of General Services (DGS).

Speakers Paula Murphy and Audrey Smith, from the DGS, will discuss: 

  • Vendor registration.
  • Small business self-certification.
  • Contracting opportunities.
  • How to navigate the e-marketplace.
  • Business certification requirements.


GACO is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center based at Cal U, with satellite offices in Pittsburgh and at Slippery Rock University. It serves businesses in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene and Washington County. Since 1985, the office has helped companies to obtain more than $3.7 billion in contracts.

The seminar is free, but registration is suggested by June 8.

For additional information or to register, contact Tracy Julian at 724-938-5881 or