Government Agency Coordination Office - PTAC

About GACO

The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center based at California University of Pennsylvania, 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 $4.2 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.

GACO Events

Understanding & Applying for PAUCP Certification Webinar
May 19, 2022
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Other Events

C3 '22: Creating Opportunities, Connecting Resources, Contracting Diversity Event
May 17, 2022
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2022 Small Business National Virtual Conference: Pathway to Small Business Success
May 18-20, 2022
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USACE Pittsburgh District 2022 Small Business Industry Day
May 26, 2022
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PantherlabWorks Concept-to-Commercialization Program Virtual 10 week Event
June 6, 2022
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Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event
September 6-8, 2022
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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

California University of Pennsylvania Office
GACO
Box 20
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone 724-938-5881
Fax: 724-938-4575
Email: gacocalu@calu.edu

Kate Lacey Glodek, Director
Email: glodek@calu.edu

Tracy Julian, Contracting Coordinator
Email: julian@calu.edu

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

Dr. Pricilla A. Robertson, Manager
Email: robertson@calu.edu

Slippery Rock University Office
GCAC
Slippery Rock University of PA
006 Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-738-2346
Fax: 724-738-2168
http://www.sru.edu/gcac

Renee Decker, Manager

Email: renee.decker@sru.edu

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 procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Please give the Defense Logistics Agency your feedback on our GACO/GCAC PTAC’s performance at https://www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/PTAPFeedback

Also funded through a grant from the Allegheny Foundation.