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Posted On: July 22, 2019

Last month we looked at the bonding requirements in California public works construction.  This month the discussion is about construction Project Schedules.  Every Prime Contractor must provide a schedule showing how they intend to build the project logistically and meet the contract completion... more

Posted On: July 15, 2019

So you attended the 2019 Norcal Procurement Expo, followed up with your contacts, and are in the process of establishing some great relationships. Now what? What can you do to continue the momentum?  How do you continue to build your relationships and business at the same exciting rate that you... more

Posted On: June 26, 2019

DGS is the business manager for the state of California, providing procurement and business solutions for state agencies, local agencies, resource partners and external customers.

Posted On: June 20, 2019

We know that for a small business contractor to become successful, the business should aspire to build capacity and one method for developing capacity is by forming Teaming Agreements.

Posted On: May 22, 2019

Job Title: Procurement Specialist (Multiple positions available)
Hours: 10-30 hours per week 
Wage: $35-$47/hour, depending on experience
Project Name: Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

Posted On: May 20, 2019

Earlier this year, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Ernst and Young LLP with a $41.75 million contract (over five years) for Entity Validation Services, to replace the current federal contractor numbering system—DUNS—with System for Award Management Managed Identifier, or SAMMI... more

Posted On: May 01, 2019

At Norcal PTAC we encourage our clients to attend trainings and procurement events where you can meet representatives from government agencies, as well as prime and subcontractors you might be able to partner with.  As with any marketing campaign, making sure you stand out as a quality candidate... more

Posted On: March 27, 2019


Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: HSU Campus, Arcata
Hours: 40 hours/week, 12 months/year
Wage: $16-$25/hour, DOE

Revised on April 10 with new application deadline of April 25.


Posted On: March 15, 2019

Unless you are bidding as a prime, which has its own set of criteria (specifically bonding); your role as a subcontractor has its own set of rules, protocol, and industry standard practices.

Posted On: March 07, 2019

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency