Government Agency Coordination Office - APEX Accelerator

About GACO

The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is a APEX Accelerator based at PennWest California, with satellite offices in Pittsburgh and at Slippery Rock University.

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GACO serves businesses in these Pennsylvania counties:

  • Allegheny County
  • Beaver County
  • Butler County
  • Greene County
  • Washington County

Since 1985, the office has helped companies to obtain more than $4.5 billion in contracts.

GACO Services

GACO's services to the region's business community include:

  • One-on-one counseling on government procurement policies.
  • Identifying codes for federal government contracting.
  • Notifying companies of bid opportunities.
  • Assisting with government registrations.
  • Advising on subcontracting opportunities and contracts.
  • Advising on bid preparation.
  • Conducting seminars and webinars on government contracting.
  • Hosting procurement fairs for face-to-face marketing.
  • Notifying businesses of subcontracting opportunities – Bid Opportunity Board | Slippery Rock University (

GACO Events

Self Scoring Proposals - Getting to Understand Oasis - Plus/ Alliant 3/T4NG-2 Opportunities
April 27, 2023
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GACO's 34th Procurement Opportunities Fair
October 25, 2023
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Other Events

How to Obtain Surplus Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Webinar
April 5, 2023
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Become a GACO Client

Businesses interested in GACO services must complete this client application. You may choose the office location that is most convenient for you.

Contact Us

PennWest California Office
Box 20
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone 724-938-5881
Fax: 724-938-4575

Kate Lacey Glodek, Director

Tracy Julian, Contracting Coordinator

Pittsburgh Office
700 River Avenue, Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone 724-938-5881
Fax: 724-938-4575

Dr. Pricilla A. Robertson, Government Contracting Specialist

Slippery Rock University Office
Slippery Rock University of PA
006 Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-738-2346
Fax: 724-738-2168

Renee Decker, Government Contracting Specialist


View GACO Resources

Find useful links and publications on federal, state and local resources, e-business reference sources, resources for veteran-owned businesses, business codes, certifications and self-certifications, and more. 

This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

Please give the DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) your feedback on GACO’s performance at APEX Accelerators

Also funded through a grant from the Allegheny Foundation.