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A message from our Director, Kristina Kunkel
We’re so proud of your hard work! 
This has been a wild year for all of us! I first want to highlight the extraordinary, creative, and persistent work of our clients. You successfully navigated an unexpected and unusual government contracting and business environment this year. You all acted quickly to adapt to constantly changing rules, and some of you even pivoted your operations to support Covid-19 and fire recovery efforts. And, you managed to do this while dealing with a global pandemic. 

Over the past year, our clients won more than $314 million in government contracts, nearly twice as much as in 2019. We’re so proud of your hard work and have highlighted some of your inspirational success stories.
Also, a big thank you to our Norcal PTAC counseling and administrative team for everything they did, direct and indirect, big and small, to support our clients.

Here are some highlights from what we accomplished in 2020:

  • Spent more than 3,000 hours of one-on-one counseling time with over 800 clients.
  • Hosted and participated in 50 outreach events.
  • Quickly adapted to remote work to keep staff and clients safe from the Covid-19 virus.
  • Developed resource pages for Covid-19 and fire recovery with general information and bid opportunities.
  • Built many new exciting partnerships with organizations across Northern California (highlighted in the section below).
This year we also created a vision statement we’re really proud of:
We envision a level playing field in the government marketplace, where all businesses have equitable access to resources and support for contracting success.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in person when it’s safe, either at one of our partner centers in Richmond, San Jose, San Francisco or Eureka, or at a networking or training event. In the meantime, we are available to meet with you virtually from the comfort of your home or office.

Wishing you all a wonderful, prosperous & safe new year.
New partnerships we've made this year!
Check out these businesses' Covid-19 pivoting success!
Ask Ed: A Monthly Public Works Column
Public Works Contracting: Not Your Typical Bid
If you are a newly minted construction contractor who wants to start bidding on California Public works projects, there are few things you need to know. Depending on whether you are bidding as a prime contractor (GC) or as a sub, there are definite protocols and procedures that come into play. Read more >>

Written by Edward Duarte
Construction/ Public Works Specialist, Norcal PTAC
Virtual Training
Before Winter Break...
Business New Year's Resolution Week Virtual Conference | By CoBiz Richmond
12/7 - 12/11, Multiple sessions | more>>

This event brings experts together to provide insights to entrepreneurs on business critical matters that are pertinent to their success in the new year. Norcal PTAC will present a session on 12/10.
Supplier Engagement Series
By Idaho National Laboratory
Wed, 12/9 8:00am to 9:30am | more>>

Labor Laws for San Francisco Suppliers
By Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
Wed, 12/9, 9:00am to 2:30pm | more>>
To Start the New Year...
How to Do Business with the State of California | By California Office of Small Business and DVBE Services
Wed, 1/13, 10:00am | more>>

Contracting with California: I'm Certified, Now What? | By California Office of Small Business and DVBE Services
Thu, 1/14, 2021 10:00am | more>>

Virtual Incident Procurement [VIPR]: Forest Service Procurement
Thu, 1/21, 10:00am | more>>

Contracting with Local Government [Shasta County, California]
Thu, 1/28, 10:00am | more>>
Bid Opportunities
See Covid-19 bids HERE
Humboldt
Storm Damage Repair
Issuer: County of Humboldt
Closing Date: 12/15/2020 | more >>
Shasta & Trinity
Mobile Computer Carts
Issuer: Dept of Veterans Affairs, Redding
Closing Date: 12/09/2021 | more >>

Veterans Home Security Camera System Maintenance
Issuer: Dept of Veterans Affairs, Redding
Closing Date: 12/14/2020 | more >>

Replace Structural Concrete Bridge
Issuer: Dept of Transportation, Trinity
Closing Date: 1/20/2021 | more >>
Mendocino
Vault Toilet Pumping
Issuer: CAL FIRE
Closing Date: 12/07/2020 | more >>

Install a Backup Power Generator for Drinking Water Well
Issuer: Indian Health Service, Ukiah
Closing Date: 12/30/2020 | more >>

Air Attack Base Infrastructure Upgrades
Issuer: CAL FIRE
Closing Date: 12/29/2020 | more >>
Bay Area
Refuse Disposal Services
Issuer: Dept of Parks & Recreation, Solano
Closing: 12/07/2020 | more >>

Siding/Window Replacement
Issuer: Dept of Fish & Wildlife, Solano
Closing: 12/30/2020 | more >>

Kitchen Equipment Maintenance
Issuer: Department of State Hospitals
Closing: 12/21/2020 | more >>

Construct Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge and Retaining Walls
Issuer: Dept of Transportation, Alameda
Closing: 01/06/2020 | more >>

Prescription Eyeglass and Optician Services
Issuer: Dept of Veteran Affairs, San Francisco
Closing: 12/18/2020 | more >>

Sources Sought
Eelgrass Surveys and Light Monitoring
Issuer: Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco
Closing: 12/18/2020 | more >>

Integrated Pest Management Consultant
Issuer: City of San Francisco
Closing: 12/14/2020 | more >>

Multilingual and Wayfinding Signage
Issuer: County of Santa Rosa
Closing: 12/14/2020 | more >>
For personalized bid opportunities, reach out to your Procurement Specialist or apply for services
Contact Our Team
Norcal PTAC helps small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. All of our services are free and include one-on-one counseling, training, bid matching, and more!
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency