Contra Costa SBDCPleasant Hill, CA

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

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It all starts here. Review our client process, complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.


As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.