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If you are a newly minted construction contractor who wants to start bidding on California Public works projects, there are few things you need to know. Depending on whether you are bidding as a prime contractor (GC) or as a sub, there are definite protocols and procedures that come into play... more

Posted On: November 24, 2020

This has been a wild year for all of us! I first want to highlight the extraordinary, creative, and persistent work of our clients. You successfully navigated an unexpected and unusual government contracting and business environment this year.

Posted On: November 24, 2020

A Monthly Public Works Column By Ed Duarte, Construction & Public Works Specialist

Posted On: November 03, 2020

Starting and running a business is a risky and brave venture. Even if you manage to master the day to day operations, there are no guarantees that your business will succeed.

Posted On: November 03, 2020

Did you know that at the beginning of every fiscal year (Oct 1) federal agencies are required to publish a forecast of contracting opportunities?

Posted On: September 28, 2020

As we continue to navigate the new normal in the COVID 19 environment, it is a good time to re-visit what’s changed and what remains the same as it relates to contracting with the government in the virtual world.  If you have attended any of the recent virtual federal government events, you may... more

Posted On: September 25, 2020

Since 2013, the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) has assisted 1,774 small businesses obtain more than half a billion dollars in local, state, and federal government contracts.

Posted On: September 15, 2020

By and large, prime contractors have a vested interest in establishing relationships and doing business with the small business community. So, it would seem to make sense that prime contractors would make it easy for small businesses to find a list of products and/or services they buy, and... more

Posted On: July 28, 2020

As the country continues through the COVID-19 crisis, now is a good time for businesses to take care of some administrative tasks and prepare themselves for continued opportunities in government contracting.

Posted On: May 29, 2020

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