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Event to help PA service companies tap Army depots’ contracts

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The upcoming PA Service Industry Day offers the opportunity for Pennsylvania service companies to learn how to tap into millions of dollars’ worth of contracts with two key Army depots.


Small business service companies can meet with small business specialists from the Tobyhanna and Letterkenny Army depots from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Park Inn Radisson/Harrisburg West, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Continental breakfast and lunch are both provided.


It is hosted by the PA Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) Program. SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff also will be available for expert guidance.


The Tobyhanna and Letterkenny Army depots are reliable payers that want to increase their supplier base of a host of services such as snow removal services, fire alarm maintenance services, and much more.


Following continental breakfast at 7 a.m., the keynote speaker will be Tommy Marks, director of the Small Business Office, Department of the Army. The goal of the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs is to establish the Army as the premier organization for the promotion of and assistance to all small businesses. Over the last five years, Tobyhanna has awarded over $490 million in contracts to small businesses.


Small businesses will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming business opportunities with both army bases and how to obtain a U.S. General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule (GSA schedule) to increase business with the army and other federal government agencies.


To register and pay the $30 fee, visit


Hotel room reservations can be made at or via phone at 717-697-0321. Callers should ask for the SEDA-Council of Governments room block to receive a special rate of $92 per night.


Participating small businesses are encouraged to register as a federal vendor at, and to bring their company capabilities statement to provide a copy to army personnel. Small businesses may contact their local PTAC for help with this.  


Sponsors for this event include the SEDA-COG PTAC, the Northeastern PA PTAC, the Southern Alleghenies PTAC, the Southeast PA PTAC, the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center, the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, the PA Manufacturers’ Association, and the IRC Network. 


For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Robert Brown at or 570-522-7224.


SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps companies explore and compete in the local, state and federal government marketplace. For more information about the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center, visit

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PA Service Industry Day Tobyhanna Letterkenny army depots 2017


Created at 9/1/2017 11:28 AM by Liz Regan
Last modified at 9/1/2017 11:28 AM by Liz Regan