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WIC Week Series Session 2: How to Find Construction & Public Works Bid Opportunities

WIC Week Series Session 2: How to Find Construction & Public Works Bid Opportunities

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Women in Construction Week Series | Session 2

With new infrastructure bills passing, now more than ever, there is a plethora of construction and public works opportunities in the government marketplace. But, one of the most common questions we get asked by construction firms is, “where do I find projects to bid on?” 

Join us as we hear from our own PTAC expert as well as agency insider sources on where to find contracts in the Bay Area. There are several places to look online when searching for bid opportunities as well as best practices for establishing relationships with prime contractors and keeping abreast of new project pipelines. In the first part of this webinar Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist Liz Brazil will explain where to go and how to establish an efficient bid tracking system. The second part will be dedicated to a panel of local Bay Area agency representatives who will discuss their specific upcoming contracting opportunities. 


  • Introduction from Norcal PTAC
  • Introductions from our event sponsors
  • Importance of market research and knowing who to target
  • Tips on building relationships with prime contractors
  • Overview of Norcal PTAC’s free bid matching service (Bid Center)
  • How to find local, state, and federal bid opportunities
  • Associations for construction firms
  • Upcoming opportunities from the following agency representatives:
  2. AC Transit, Brooklyn Moore-Green
  3. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, & Transportation District, Artemise Davenport
  4. Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Luz Campos
  5. Caltrans D4 (Bay Area), Ayanna Nobles
  6. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Jennifer Mena
  7. San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Ronald Leong


Other sessions in this series:

Session 1: Certifications Overview for Women-Owned Small Businesses | March 8, 3:00pm Pacific

Session 3: Panel of Women-Owned Construction Firms | March 10, 10:00am Pacific 



National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a non-profit association of women whose core purpose is to enhance the success of women working in all facets of the construction industry by providing education, professional development, and networking opportunities.


Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC-Pacific)

Established in 1999, WBEC Pacific is a strategic sourcing partner supporting certified, competitive, and established women entrepreneurs. With capacity-building workshops, supplier information sessions, and focused mentoring, WBEC Pacific facilitates procurement opportunities, business networking, and supplier development.


California Women’s Business Centers (WBCs)

California Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) work to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a statewide network of WBCs. These centers help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 16,000 women entrepreneurs each year.


Merriwether & Williams, CTAP Program

The Contractor Technical Assistance Program was implemented by Alameda County to assist small local and diverse contractors to build their capacity by providing technical assistance, training, and help with obtaining and/or increasing their bonding capacity for work on Alameda County contracts. The program is sponsored by the County General Services Agency Office of Acquisition Policy (GSA-OAP) and administered by Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services.



National Association of Women Business Ownes - San Francisco Bay Area chapter is powerful and influential organization representing and supporting the needs of more than 117,000 women business owners of the Bay Area. NAWBO-SFBA is the go-to resource for community, education, inspiration, political advocacy, partnerships, and networking for women who want to grow their businesses, be more successful and empower others.
Location: virtual (webinar)

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