Introduction to government contracting workshops

The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission will sponsor several free workshops to introduce business to the world of government contracting. Federal, state and local government agencies contract with thousands of small businesses every year buying everything from paper clips to space ship, from landscaping services to computer software and more.

The federal government alone will buy more than $6 billion in products and services each year. Twenty percent of all contracts must be awarded to small businesses. At this workshop small business owners will learn how to tap into government contracting opportunities, challenges of working with government agencies and assistance programs available to help break into the market. It will be presented by the NTRPDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff.

The workshops will be held in Bradford County from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the NTRPDC office, 312 Main St., Towanda, and in Tioga County from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Career Link Office, Plaza Lane, Wellsboro. The workshops are free but registration is required.

To register for any of these workshops, contact Laurie Lentz, procurement program manager at 888-868-8800 or email