March 28 Expo to Help Small Businesses Explore Contracting Opportunities

Mar 21, 2012, 11:57 ET from Pennsylvania Department of General Services

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of General Services and Public Welfare will team up with the City of Harrisburg and the Naval Supply Systems Command for the Second Annual Small Business Expo, an event to help business owners navigate the procedures and processes for government contracting.

The expo, slated for March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farm Show Complex, 2301 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, will aid smaller firms in their efforts to compete for government contracts. It will explain local, state and federal processes for construction, procurement and certification, as well as where and how to identify contracting opportunities.

Department of General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips, Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, Department of Public Welfare Deputy Secretary for Administration Karen Deklinski and Naval Supply Systems Command Vice Commander John Goodhart will kick off the expo, which will feature more than 50 government and private exhibitors on-site for networking and information on contracting needs.

Information regarding certification process and the procedures for construction, information technology and products/services contracting will be covered during morning workshops, while an afternoon panel will discuss the various contracting opportunities available at the local, state and federal levels by industry. The day will end with construction diversity session and time to visit exhibitors.

While there will be on-site registration from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. the day of the event, advance registration is encouraged. For information on registration fees, and to register, visit:

Media contact: Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services