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2 California University of PA Government Agency Coordination Office, PTAC

3  Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)  Resource for businesses interested in selling products or services to federal, state and local government agencies  Provide marketing and technical assistance related to government contracting

4  GACO is an economic development program operated by California University of PA  Established in 1985 to assist businesses in western Pennsylvania with government contracting

5  California University of Pennsylvania 250 University Ave, Box 20 California, PA Phone , Fax : Pittsburgh Satellite Office  Pittsburgh Satellite Office 700 River Avenue, Suite River Avenue, Suite 220 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA Phone , Fax Phone , Fax

6  Slippery Rock University Satellite Office 006 Eisenberg Classroom Bldg., Slippery Rock, PA Phone , Fax :

7  Funding for our program comes from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Sarah Scaife Foundation  Funded to assist businesses in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene and Washington counties

8 PTACContactCounties Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) Deborah Wojcik Phone: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene and Washington Southwestern PA Commission (SPC) Dave Pinkosky Phone: x308 Allegheny Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission (NWRPDC) Cris Pierce Phone: x102 Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren

9 PTACContactCounties Indiana University of PA Ron Moreau Phone: Indiana, Armstrong Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/ Fayette Chuck Burtyk Phone: WestmorelandFayette Johnstown Area Regional Industries North Central PA Regional Planning & Development Commission Bob Shark Phone: Gregg Johnson Phone: CambriaSomerset Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter

10  Currently assisting 1,662 businesses  Assisted area businesses to obtain 44,000 contracts and subcontracts totaling $2,961,225,069 (As of 10/13)  Per federal guidelines GACO can be credited with creating or saving 71,826 jobs in western Pennsylvania since commencing operations in 1985

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13  Advising and assisting with marketing products or services to the government  Identifying Federal Supply Classes (FSC’s) and Service Codes  Providing bid opportunities for federal, state and local government contracts and subcontracts, corporate contracts and foreign contracts  Assisting with government registrations: System for Award Management (SAM), Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vendor Registration and others  Developing profiles for our Subcontracting Match Program and advising of subcontracting opportunities and contacts  Assisting with filing applications for placement on state and local bidders’ lists

14  Advising on bid preparation  Assisting with obtaining specifications and standards data and technical data packages for federal government work  Researching historical cost data and parts suppliers  Assisting with GSA Federal Supply Schedules  Providing guidance and points of contact for federal, state and local contracting  Conducting seminars for education and training in government contracting policies and procedures  Hosting procurement fairs for face-to-face marketing opportunities with federal, state, local and corporate purchasing agents

15  December 2013 – Construction Contracting Seminar, date and time to be determined  October 22, 2014 – 27 th Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair, DoubleTree by Hilton, Washington, PA

16  Stop at Table 1 today to talk with a GACO representative about our services  To register as a GACO client Complete GACO’s on-line client application at or Complete the one page application in your packet of information and drop it in the box at the registration table, to or fax to

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