Skip to main content




Aug. 8, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Veteran-owned businesses get federal government contract help

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –Slippery Rock University’s Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a Federal Government Contracting Seminar for Veteran-Owned Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 17, at the Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry Township

The federal government has a 3 percent goal for awarding contracts and subcontracts to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and is operating under a best-faith effort for doing business with VOBs.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has its own specific program called “Veterans First,” which places SDVOBs and VOBs first and second in their acquisition requirements.

At the upcoming seminar, representatives will discuss rules and regulations for doing business with the federal government, provide information on creating proper teaming and joint venture agreements, discuss the limitations on subcontracting and offer insight from a successful SDVOB.

Those with questions should contact Renee Decker, government contract specialist in SRU’s Center for Econmic and Community Development, at 724.738.2346.

Interested businesses can register on-line by Aug. 16, at:

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.