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

    April 5, 2018: The Dynamic Networking (DyNet) Conference — A free day-long matchmaking event in Fairmont, West Virginia, offering businesses the opportunity to network directly with other participants representing federal agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses. 

    May 3, 2018: C3—Creating, Connecting, Contracting — University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall. Opportunities to network with federal agencies, prime contractors, universities, and support organizations. 

    May 15–16, 2018: DLA Aviation Supplier Industry Day — Attend general and breakout sessions pertaining to aviation-related topics. Learn about any major requirements changes that have taken place, and get immediate feedback on any questions. The event will be held at DLA Aviation, Richmond, Virginia.

    May 30–June 1, 2018: Showcase for Commerce in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally renowned business and industry trade show and defense contracting exhibition.

    June 17–18, 2018: NASA Matchmaking and Government Opportunities Fair, in Athens Ohio. Learn how to do business with NASA, meet one on one with NASA representatives, and connect with Boeing, US Army, US Air Force, and more! Watch for more details.

    June 19–20, 2018: DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition — A joint effort between the National Defense Industrial Association and DLA Land and Maritime to provide a forum for current and potential vendors to discuss future strategy, challenges, and streamlining efforts to better support the Warfighter. The conference will be held at Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.

  • 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 partner at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, technical assistance is provided to firms located in Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties.