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Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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Southwest Florida Awarded $86 Million in Government Contracts in FY 2003
12/16/2004

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center recently announced businesses in Southwest Florida were awarded more than $86 million in federal government procurement contracts in fiscal year 2003.

The FGCU SBDC operates a Procurement Technical Assistance Center specifically to help local businesses contract with governments.

Lee County led the area with $40.7 million in awards. Collier was second with $34.2 million, Hendry was third with $5.8 million and Charlotte was fourth with $5 million. Glades County received $257,000.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Consolidated Federal Funds Report On-Line Query System (www.census.gov/govs/www/cffr.html ), the total for the five-county area was $86,112.181.

Overall, businesses in the state of Florida received more than $10 billion. Nationally, 125 federal government agencies awarded procurement contracts totaling more than $327 billion between October 2002 and September 2003.

"The PTAC provides free, confidential, one-on-one advice to individuals who want to start a business or expand their business," procurement specialist and Certified Business Analyst Dan Telep Jr. said. "The PTAC provides guidance on contracting with the federal, state, county and local governments.

For more information, contact Telep at (239) 225-4218 or dtelep@fgcu.edu .

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