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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-1436

   Act 266 of 1982 provides for the payment of interest penalties on certain invoices of "qualified small business concerns". The penalties apply to invoices for goods or services when payments are not made by the required payment date or within a 15 day grace period thereafter.
   Act 1984-196 redefined a "qualified small business concern" as any independently owned and operated, for-profit business concern employing 100 or fewer employees. See 4 Pa.Code § 2.32. The business must include the following statement on every invoice submitted to the Commonwealth: "(name of business) is a qualified small business concern as defined in 4 Pa. Code 2.32."
   A business is eligible for payments when the required payment is the latest of:
      The payment date specified in the contract.
      30 days after the later of the receipt of a proper invoice or receipt of goods or services.
      The net payment date stated on the business' invoice.
   A 15-day grace period after the required payment date is provided to the Commonwealth by the Act.
   For more information: contact: Small Business Resource Center
                                                  PA Department of Community and Economic Development
                                                  374 Forum Building
                                                  Harrisburg, PA 17120
                                                  800-280-3801 or (717) 783-5700

The Treasury Department's Bureau of Contracts and Public Records can help you do business with state government agencies. Our efforts focus on guiding the business community through the maze of state government offices. The bureau is, by law, the central repository for all state contracts over $5,000. Bureau personnel can supply descriptions of contracts, names of previous bidders, pricing breakdowns and other information to help you submit a successful bid on a contract. We will direct you to the appropriate person and agency looking for your product or service to get you "A Step Ahead." Services are free except the cost of photocopying contracts or dubbing a computer diskette with a list of current contracts on the database. A free brochure, "Frequently Asked Questions About State Contracts," explains how to take advantage of the bureau's services.
Contact: Bureau of Contracts and Public Records
              Pennsylvania State Treasury
              Room G13 Finance Building
              Harrisburg, PA 17120

State Treasurer

PennDOT-ECMS The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has established a website advertising for the retention of engineering firms. You can view these business opportunities by going to the Department of Transportation's Engineering and Construction Management System at
   Department: Transportation
   Location: Various

02-10 California University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education is interested in obtaining the services of hazardous waste disposal for the System's state-owned universities. Interested contractors can request their copy of the request for proposal by faxing a written request to Vickie A. Laubach at (724) 938-4512. Sealed proposals are due in the Purchasing Office, Dixon Hall, Room L-15 on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. The System encourages responses from small firms, minority firms, women-owned firms which have not previously performed work for the System, and will consider joint ventures that will enable these firms to participate in the System's contracts.
   Department: State System of Higher Education
   Location: California, PA 15419-1394
   Duration: Multi-Year
   Contact: Vickie A. Laubach, (724) 938-4430

FM 8655 Furnish all labor, equipment and materials to perform janitorial services THREE (3) days per week at the PA State Police, Troop R, Honesdale Station. Detailed Work Schedule and Bid must be obtained from the Facility Management Division, 717-705-5951.
   Department: State Police
   Location: Troop R, Honesdale Station, RR 6, Box 6822, Honesdale, PA 18431 (SR 84 to Exit 17, 14.5 miles north on SR 191)
   Duration: 08/01/03 to 06/30/06
   Contact: Sandy Wolfe, (717) 705-5951

93587 LEASE OFFICE SPACE TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF PA. Proposals are invited to provide the Department of Public Welfare with 13,720 useable square feet of office space in Armstrong County, PA. with a minimum parking for 59 vehicles, within a ten-mile radius of the Armstrong County Courthouse. Downtown locations will be considered. For more information on SFP #93587 which is due on August 18, 2003 visit under ''Real Estate'' to download an SFP package or call (717) 787-0952.
   Department: Public Welfare
   Location: 505 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17125
   Contact: Mrs. Cynthia T. Lentz, (717) 787-0952
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1436. Filed for public inspection July 18, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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