Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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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

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

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

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.

Posted On: February 27, 2019

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

Posted On: February 04, 2019

During the partial shutdown the departments of the Interior, Agriculture, State, Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security would lose funding – and government contractors with existing contracts with those agencies could face a temporary loss of funding.

Posted On: January 08, 2019

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Posted On: December 12, 2018


Posted On: November 02, 2018

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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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