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Learn about the COSTARS program and becoming a COSTARS Supplier

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Bruce Beardsley, Marketing Manager for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services COSTARS program and the Southeast Pennsylvania PTAC team for a free seminar to learn about the COSTARS program and becoming a COSTARS Supplier.   COSTARS gives businesses the opportunity to sell to qualified local governments and non-profits, without the need for expensive public bidding procedures.   Bruce will cover the following topics and answer questions that you might have about becoming a COSTARS vendor:

Program Background                                                     State Contracts and COSTARS Contracts                

Program Benefits                                                             Marketing Tips

Bidding Opportunities                                                    Information on the COSTARS Website

How to Become a COSTARS Supplier

COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Purchasing Program, leverages the purchasing power of the state and over 8,950 members (consisting of local governments, public authorities, and non-profit educational and health entities and fire and rescue companies) to generate competitive pricing while eliminating the need for the public bidding process.   With its comprehensive choice of products, it gives local public and non-profit agencies the option of keeping their procurement dollars in their local economy by purchasing from qualified suppliers.   At the same time, COSTARS provides increased opportunities for hundreds of businesses of all sizes in all locations to compete for over $1 billion of government business.   COSTARS contracts are awarded to all responsive and responsible bidders.

Snow date – Thursday, February 21, 2019

For more information or registration questions contact Laurie Sterner at Kutztown University’s PTAC at 484-646-5811 or


February 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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