Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

How to Do Business With the Government

Is your company ready for government contracting?

On the second Thursday of every month, Norcal PTAC hosts a FREE introductory webinar for government contracting newbies. This webinar will give you a run-down of what you need to know and how you can prepare for success in the government marketplace. From "am I ready?" to submitting your first proposal, this webinar will set you on the path towards winning contracts with local, state, and federal agencies. 


Introductory Webinars

Did you know government agencies purchase almost everything - from custodial, construction, and IT, to pencils, pet food, and even goats for grazing!

Join us to discover the opportunities and requirements of doing business with the government. We'll help you determine if selling to the government is right for you, and teach you the basics of how to get started and be successful. 


In these webinars you will learn:

  • What is the PTAC Program?
  • What is government contracting?
  • How to determine if selling to the government is right for you
  • How to get started
  • Marketing to the government
  • Where to find bid opportunities
  • Steps for Success​

2023 Session Dates:

January 12, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

February 9, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

March 9, 2023, 10am (PT) - IN PERSON [San Francisco] - Register Now

April 13, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

May 11, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

June 8, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

July 13, 2023, 10am (PT) - IN PERSON [TBD] - Register Now

August 10, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

September 14, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

October 12, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

November 9, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now

December 14, 2023, 10am (PT) - Register Now




What is Norcal PTAC?

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. Our no-cost services include one-on-one counseling, custom bid matching, training, resources, and networking opportunities. Ninety Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2019, the PTAC network served over 54,000 clients and helped them win over $28 billion in government contracts and subcontracts.

Your procurement journey may be long, but you don't have to go at it alone

What we do


One-on-one Counseling

Get free guidance from our specialists on how to best position yourself to succeed.


Workshops & Webinars

Learn how to successfully compete for government contracts.


Bid Matching

Match your company's product or service with daily bid notices.

Get free guidance from our specialists

To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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