Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Contracting with the Government

Contracting with the Government

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to get certified, connect with other contractors, find, bid on, and win local, state, and federal government contracts.

Last year the State of California spent more than $10 billion on goods and services, including more than $3 billion with small businesses. The federal government spent nearly $500 billion. Government agencies buy everything from construction and fencing to marketing and pest control services. They even buy goats for grazing!

Join this workshop to learn how to:

  • Find, bid on and win state government contracts
  • Navigate Cal eProcure
  • Easily get certified as a Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE)
  • Market your business to state agencies
  • Advertise to prime contractors
  • Receive free procurement assistance from Norcal PTAC and the Caltrans DBE Support Program



9:00am-9:30am Registration & Networking
9:30am-10:15am Introduction to Government Contracting
Kristina Kunkel, Program Director, Norcal PTAC
10:15am-11:15am How to do Business with the State of California
Daniel Rosinsky-Larsson, Outreach Liaison, CA Dept of General Services
11:15am-12:00pm Brief Presentations by State Advocates and Networking


Sponsored by CA Dept of General Services & co-hosted by Contra Costa SBDC

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center
4071 Port Chicago Hwy #250, Room A
Concord, CA 94520

Get free guidance from our specialists

To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency