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Government Contracting Assistance Program

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The IUP Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) provides procurement technical assistance to firms interested in selling goods or services to local, state, or federal governments.

What We Do

We provide individualized assistance with marketing strategies to reach government agencies. The following services are provided at no cost:

  • Computerized bid matching of clients' products with government needs
  • Procurement and product pricing history reports
  • Military specifications and standards
  • Research assistance to target government markets
  • Workshops, seminars, and training sessions
  • Library of self-help publications and resource data
  • Counseling and one-on-one support

How We Can Help

IUP GCAP can help businesses:

  • Identify preference eligibility and complete applicable certifications
  • Understand solicitation requirements and terminology
  • Review bids and proposals
  • Complete mandatory/beneficial registrations
  • Stay up to the minute on government processes and procedures
  • Understand governments' electronic transaction processes
  • Implement Radio Frequency Identification

For additional information, please contact our office.

Upcoming Training Events

National Shale Matchmaking event — Save the date! August 6–7 in Pittsburgh.

IUP SBDC "First Steps" program... Starting your small business workshops for 2014

May 20, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16

Contact the SBDC at 724-357-7915 for details!

Local Contacts

The IUP GCAP maintains connections with the borough offices throughout Indiana county. Visit the Indiana County website for contact information for each of the county’s 38 township and borough offices.

Procurement Technical Assistance Program Partners

IUP GCAP provides outreach to five counties in Western Pennsylvania. Together with our partners at the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette Inc and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, technical assistance is provided to firms located in Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties.

  • Government Contracting Assistance Program
  • 650 South 13th Street
    Robertshaw Building, Room 5
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7824
  • Fax: 724-357-3082
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.