Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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Most contractors operate on a fiscal year similar to the calendar year but the federal government’s fiscal year begins on 1 October and ends on 30 September.

Posted On: July 27, 2022

Forest fires are a big issue in our community – perhaps a more significant issue now than ever. Fires are burning hotter and longer, eating up more acreage, fueled by drier biomass amid persistent drought conditions.

Posted On: July 05, 2022

The Department of Defense has issued policy-level direction for contracting officers regarding price adjustments and rising inflation costs. Make sure you know what this means for you and your contracts with the DoD!

Posted On: June 01, 2022

Please be advised: is a bit messy right now. Anyone who wants to do business with the federal government needs to be actively registered in SAM stands for System for Award Management and it’s the gateway to government contracting.

Posted On: May 31, 2022

We are in a transition period between virtual and in-person events as we adjust to a world learning to live with COVID-19.  This month, we offer a brief discussion of marketing tips for both virtual and in-person events to help you succeed in the government marketplace during this transition. ... more

Posted On: April 29, 2022

Earth Day was the initiative of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969. The initiative worked towards changing the public attitude by highlighting the issue of environmental responsibility. Earth Day became official on April 22, 1970 and continues to be celebrated 52 years later.

Posted On: March 25, 2022

As construction contractors we often find ourselves overwhelmed with rules and regulations regarding our daily Jobsite operations.

Posted On: March 25, 2022

On April 4, 2022, the federal government will stop using Dun & Bradstreet's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and start using the System for Award Management's (SAM) Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs). Entities will no longer have to go to a third-party... more

Posted On: February 28, 2022

Finding contracting opportunities is the first step. Whether it is federal, state, or local agency procurement, you will be faced with a decision to participate or not. It’s a common challenge facing small business owners.

Posted On: February 09, 2022

One of the most common complaints we hear from small construction companies is: “I just don’t know where to find any public works projects to bid on."  It is a valid concern but one that can be addressed.

Posted On: January 11, 2022

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

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