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Government Agency Coordination Office PTAC - Fundamental Concepts in Federal Contracting

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April 16, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

On April 16, Federal Contracting Partner Maria Panichelli will present at a half-day seminar in Pittsburgh sponsored by the Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO), PTAC of California University of Pennsylvania and the Government Contracting Assistance Center (GCAC), PTAC of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

The federal government is the biggest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Federal contracting, therefore, offers companies a whole host of new and lucrative business opportunities. However, doing business with the federal government can also present challenges. The FAR and its supplementary regulations, together with the SBA and VA’s small business regulations, can be very complicated, and the consequences of non-compliance can be severe. To be successful, companies must familiarize themselves with these rules and regulations, and learn how to navigate the federal contracting procurement process.

In this free seminar, Maria will educate businesses about key concepts they need to understand to succeed in federal contracting, including:

  • A Primer on the Federal Procurement Process
  • Federal Registrations & Certifications
  • Small Business Eligibility and Common Pitfalls 
  • How the Bidding Process Works and What Law Governs the Procurement Process
  • Contract Types
  • Award Considerations
  • Key Concepts in Federal Subcontracting 

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
DoubleTree by Hilton
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration 

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | Services Available at GACO/GCAC

9:20 AM - 10:15 AM | Fundamental Concepts in Federal Contracting

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM | Newtowrking Break

10:35 AM - 12:00 PM | Fundamental Concepts in Federal Contracting (cont.)