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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
As a small business, have you pondered your customer’s thoughts about how effective your business is, what they think about your customer service, and any suggestions for improvement that your customer’s might have, but are reluctant to give you? Carol S.
When the Government awards a contract to a large business prime contractor, an opportunity for small businesses usually exists under the large prime’s Subcontracting Plan. A Subcontracting Plan is the prime’s roadmap for how they will utilize small businesses as they perform the project. The... more