Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center


We’re here to help, at no cost to you.

The mission of the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) is to help small businesses build their government contracting capacity. We serve the following Northern California counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Clients or potential clients should be aware that there are many websites that look official but will charge for their services. In general, if a website URL ends with “.gov” it is probably safe to assume it’s a legitimate government website. It the URL ends in “.com”, please beware; you may have to pay for services rendered by the site.



One-on-One Counseling

Our Procurement Specialists have 241 years of experience, combined. That’s 34 years on average! Our expertise covers small and disadvantaged business certifications, interpreting solicitations, writing proposals, public works, HUBZone, 8(a), cybersecurity, and more. We can help you with anything related to local, state, and federal government contracting. Our specialists can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed. 

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Custom Bid Matching

If you sell it, the government probably buys it. Agencies purchase construction, engineering, architecture, fabrication, transportation, maintenance, and environmental services on a regular basis. They seek counseling and training on various topics, and buy equipment, vehicles, technology, and much more. Our Procurement Specialists will help you identify the best keywords to optimize your visibility and set you up with a customized daily email to access federal, state, local, and subcontractor opportunities catered to what you sell and where you sell it. Available at no cost to clients only.

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Training & Networking Opportunities

We host a multitude of workshops across our service area and online webinars to provide you with the information you need to succeed in the government marketplace, and connect you with representative of local, state, and federal agencies who purchase your product or service. Large annual and semi-annual events include our Procurement Expo and Gov2Biz Matchmaker.

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Our website packs a great number of resources, articles, links, handouts, webinar recordings, and much more, to help you decide if government contracting is for you, how to take your first steps, and how achieve success in the government marketplace.

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 Department of Defense.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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