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gaco services


California University of PA

Government Agency Coordination Office, PTAC

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Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO)
  • 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
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Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO)
  • GACO is an economic development program operated by California University of PA
  • Established in 1985 to assist businesses in western Pennsylvania with government contracting
gaco office locations
GACO Office Locations
  • California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave, Box 20

California, PA 15419

Phone 724-938-5881, Fax 724-938-4575


  • Pittsburgh Satellite Office

700 River Avenue, Suite 220

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone 412-237-6098, Fax 412-237-6099


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GACO Office Locations
  • Slippery Rock University Satellite Office

006 Eisenberg Classroom Bldg., Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone 724-738-2346, Fax 724-738-2168


gaco funding
GACO Funding
  • 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
  • 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
services available at gaco
Services Available at GACO
  • 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 
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Services Available at GACO
  • 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
seminars and procurement fairs
Seminars and Procurement Fairs
  • December 2013 – Construction Contracting Seminar, date and time to be determined
  • October 22, 2014 – 27th Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair, DoubleTree by Hilton, Washington, PA
getting started
Getting Started…
  • 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


Complete the one page application in your packet of information and drop it in the box at the registration table, email to or fax to 724-938-4575