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Workshop to show businesses how to sell to the state government

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Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services buys more than $4 billion in goods and services from businesses. SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Procurement Technical Assistance Center is sponsoring a workshop to teach businesses how to compete for those contracts.


It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 19 at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce & CREDC, 3211 N. Front St., Harrisburg.


The state made significant changes to its procurement program, including the development of a small business self-certification program and small diverse business verification program.


Attending businesses will learn:

  • How to self-certify as a small business
  • How to navigate the Commonwealth’s E-Marketplace website to locate bid opportunities
  • The requirements to verify as a small diverse business
  • The benefits of the small and small diverse business programs 


It will be presented by DeShawn Lewis and Audrey Smith, Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities, Department of General Services. 


The workshop is free, but registration is required by visiting For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Kristen Moyer at or 570-524-4491.


The Southeast Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Center is the cosponsor.


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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SEDA-COG SEDA-Council of Governments Procurement Technical Assistance Center PTAC workshop seminar Department of General Services sell to the government December 19 2017 Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce CREDC sales


Created at 12/5/2017 9:18 AM by Liz Regan
Last modified at 12/5/2017 10:05 AM by Liz Regan