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Attention Construction Management Small Businesses:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as part of its commitment to improving the participation of small businesses in state government contracting and the overall economy, is asking for your participation in the PA DGS Small and Small Diverse and Veteran Business Program. We welcome all small business entities that meet Department of General Services (DGS) criteria to consider this upcoming new opportunity in construction management. Participation is not restricted to businesses incorporated or residing in Pennsylvania. Specifically, DGS Capital Programs has issued a Small Business Reserve Invitation to Qualify solicitation to pre-qualify for the future procurement of “Construction Management Services”. The solicitation advertisement can be found on eMarketplace.

For access to the solicitation documents in eBuilder follow this link.

Vendors must be registered with DGS as a Small Business (SB) in order to participate in this procurement opportunity. To start the registration process, visit “Self-certify My Small Business”.

In person meetings and a webinar to discuss the opportunity will be held at the following dates and times:

Monday, March 25
11 a.m.
720 Eagle View Boulevard East
Exton, PA 19341

Wednesday, March 27
10:30 a.n.
18th and Herr Streets
Arsenal Building
Plaza Conference Room
Harrisburg, PA 17125

Thursday, March 28
2:00 p.m.
Emerald City
213 Smithfield St.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tuesday, April 2
10:30 a.m.

PA Small, Small Diverse, Veteran Business Program Results 2022​

View the annual report for the FY 2022 Small Business, Small Diverse Business, and Veteran Business Enterprise Programs. 


New Procurement Training Tool for Contractors!

Want to learn more about how to do business with the commonwealth? Need to understand the difference between an RFP and and IFB? Curious about best practicies for responding to contracting opportunities? Want to learn when it's convenient for you? BDISBO has you covered. We invite interested small buisnesses try out the new Procurement Training Tool for Contractors. Watch short, information videos about contracting with the government, responding to solicitations, and more.

Goal Setting Virtual Workshop - Vendor Training

This training centers on the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities’ (BDISBO) Small Diverse and Veterans Business Goal Setting Program. Based on recommendations following the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's 2018 Disparity Study, a Goal Setting process went into effect for all RFPs, RFQs and IFBs for Non-construction bids $250K and over, and Construction bids $400K and over. This program entails a process vendors must complete in order to be compliant with the mandated use of small diverse and veteran businesses as subcontractors on bid/proposals. The workshop will focus on outlining the programs and an overview of the process and the requisite forms to be completed. Training sessions will be offered via Teams on-line presentations.No RSVP Required.

  • ​​​Thursday, March 7th , 12 noon–1:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 4th, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 2nd, 12 noon- 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 6th, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 11th, 12 noon- 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 1st, 12 noon–1:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 5th, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 3rd, 12 noon- 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 7th, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 5th, 12 noon-1:30 pm

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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 at 10AM on the following dates in 2024​. No RSVP Required.

  • March 13 (Wed)​​​​​
  • March 28 (Thu)
  • April 17 (Wed)
  • May 1 (Wed)
  • May 22 (Wed)
  • June 5 (Wed)
  • June 20 (Thu)
  • July 3 (Wed)
  • July 17 (Wed)
  • July 31 (Wed)
  • Aug 14 (Wed)
  • Aug 28 (Wed)
  • Sep 4 (Wed)
  • Sep 18 (Wed)
  • Oct 16 (Wed)
  • Oct 30 (Wed)
  • Nov 13 (Wed)
  • Nov 27 (Wed)
  • Dec 11 (Wed)

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