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

The Selling to the Government: The First Steps workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 23, 2018 at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, 102 W. Fourth St., Williamsport in the second floor board room.

Topics include:

  • How the government buys goods and services
  • Certifications and registrations necessary to sell to local, state and federal governments
  • How government agencies advertise their opportunities
  • Locating subcontracting opportunities with government “prime” contractors
  • 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


Cosponsors are the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

The SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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