Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

HSR Presents: Intro to Government Contracting

HSR Presents: Intro to Government Contracting

Thursday, October 6, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Small Business Program


Introduction to Public Works Contracting

A 2-part Training Series

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Small Business Program along with NorCal Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host a two-part series “Intro to Public Works Contracting” event to provide construction contractors and construction managers an overview on what is required to bid on CA Public Works construction projects. The subject matter covers the basic steps construction contractors must follow to compete for Heavy Civil projects. Workshop attendees will learn essential information on how to get started in the public works market, led by Instructor Edward Duarte, founder, and retired CEO of Aztec Consultants.


The Workshop will cover:

  • Basic Requirements for ALL Contractors
  • Outreach to Primes / Capability Statements
  • The Importance of Scope Letters
  • Basic Concepts of Estimating
  • Spreadsheet Formats for Heavy Civil Work


Part 1 - Intro to Government Contracting  -  Thursday, September 22, 2022  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Part 2 - Estimating & Bidding  -  Thursday, October 6, 2022  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: This event is presented as a series - registering through the provided link will register you for both sessions. You may attend one or both at your discretion. 

Location: Virtual (Zoom Meeting)

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