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DGS Supplier Search Workshop

You are invited to participate in the DGS Supplier Search workshop given by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO).

The training will focus on the basics of the supplier search process including recognizing the UNSPSC Codes Structure, accessing the DGS Supplier Search Database and searching for Small, Small Diverse and Small Veteran Owned Businesses to gain a better understanding of supplier search results.

The 30-minute sessions will be offered via Teams on-line presentations on the following dates in 2023. No RSVP Required.

SUPPLIER TRAINING: Potential prime contractors that conduct business with the commonwealth who want to learn the basics of finding DGS certified small diverse and veteran owned businesses.

  • Thursday, January 5th, 10:00 am - 10:30am
  • Thursday, January 26th, 10:00 am - 10:30am
  • Thursday, February 2nd, 10:00 am - 10:30am
  • Thursday, February 23rd, 10:00 am - 10:30am
  • Thursday, March 2nd, 10:00 am - 10:30am
  • Thursday, March 30th, 10:00 am - 10:30am

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Paths to PennDOT Workshop

(February 22, 2023, Philadelphia) Economic inclusion for all Americans is one of the most critical issues of our time. Small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) form the heart of our communities, offer local employment, and contribute to the well-being of PA's economy. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) understands the vital role that DBEs play in our national economy. PennDOT is ready and here to assist your business in securing future contracting opportunities with us. The Paths to PennDOT Workshop will connect you with influential leaders in the highway construction industry. Experts will be on hand to provide information relating to business opportunities, prequalification, Mentor Protégé Program, DBE Program participation and more. Pre-registration closes February 17, 2023.

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PA Small, Small Diverse, Veteran Business Program Results 2020

Program results for the FY 2020 Small Business, Small Diverse Business, and Veteran Business Enterprise Program. (PDF|JPG)


Scam Warning: Fraudsters Impersonate Department Of Revenue In Letters Targeting Pennsylvania Businesses

07/14/2022

Harrisburg, PA — Scam artists are impersonating the Department of Revenue by sending Pennsylvania business owners fraudulent letters in the mail that direct them to turn over their accounting records. The goal of this ploy is to trick unsuspecting taxpayers into providing sensitive financial information, which the criminals behind the scheme can use for a number of illicit activities that could seriously harm a business' financial standing.  

"This is a prime example of fraudsters impersonating a government agency as they try to convince hardworking Pennsylvanians to turn over sensitive information about their businesses," Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. "We are urging Pennsylvania business owners to be on high alert if they receive a suspicious notice that includes the Department of Revenue name and logo. If you have any doubt at all about the legitimacy of a notice from the department, please use the contact information listed on our website, revenue.pa.gov. This is the best way to ensure you are speaking with a legitimate staff member at the Department of Revenue."

Please follow link for full press release. 

Scam Warning: Fraudsters Impersonate Department of Revenue in Letters Targeting Pennsylvania Businesses

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