Workshop to help businesses tap government marketplace

WILLIAMSPORT –Businesses will have the opportunity to learn basic principles they need to know to do business with local, state and federal governments in a free workshop in Williamsport, conducted by SEDA-Council of Governments Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff.

The Selling to the Government: The First Steps workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, 102 W. Fourth St.

Topics include:

r How the government buys goods and services

r Certifications and registrations necessary to sell to local, state and federal governments

r How government agencies advertise their opportunities

r Locating subcontracting opportunities with government “prime” contractors

r Understanding the sales process

Registration is required and can be completed online at For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Kristen Moyer at 570-524-4491 or

SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps companies explore and compete in the local, state and federal government marketplace. For more information about the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center, visit

For more information, please contact Liz Regan, communications manager, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7217 or

SEDA-COG is a regional multi-county development agency, which, under the guidance of a public policy board, provides leadership, expertise and services to communities, businesses, institutions and residents. SEDA-COG seeks to enhance growth opportunities in an environmentally sensitive manner while retaining the region’s predominantly rural character. The organization is both a direct service provider and a link to other resources that can be applied to a wide range of community and economic needs. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels.