Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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The annual verification of procurement certifications is critical to making sure your company is operating on all cylinders when you compete for government contracts.

Posted On: October 31, 2022

Program Assistant 

This is not a state position

Location: Arcata, CA (Cal Poly Humboldt Campus Office)

Hours: Non-Exempt, 40 hours/week, 12 months/year

Wage: $20 per hour

Posted On: October 11, 2022

Are you an existing client of Norcal PTAC who has only used our consulting services just a few times?  Have you thought about becoming a client of Norcal PTAC, but never found the time?

Posted On: September 30, 2022

As part of the normal 5 year update, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has changed some North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) size standards.

Posted On: September 02, 2022

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: SAM.gov is a bit messy right now. Anyone who wants to do business with the federal government needs to be actively registered in SAM.gov. 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

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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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