Press Release

Support for Northern California Small Businesses is Here

Since 2013, the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) has assisted 1,774 small businesses obtain more than half a billion dollars in local, state, and federal government contracts. In the past 12 months alone, their clients have won over $230 million in contracts, selling their goods and services to various government agencies. This includes more than $49 million won by their clients in the Humboldt/Del Norte/Mendocino region.

In efforts to respond to pressing community needs, Norcal PTAC will be hosting a virtual training called Fire Response and Recovery for Government Contractors. All businesses interested in helping with disaster recovery efforts via government contracting are welcome to attend at no cost. Norcal PTAC has also added a Fire Response and Recovery Resources page to their website aimed at supporting business growth during these unprecedented times.

Learn how to take advantage of fire response and recovery, and COVID-19 bid opportunities with Norcal PTAC by visiting and, and by joining the Fire Response and Recovery webinar on September 16th at 10:00 AM PST. To register go to 

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Ninety Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. To celebrate the success of PTAC clients in communities across the country, the national PTAC network is hosting the third annual National PTAC Day on September 16th. It will be marked by events and community outreach at local, state and national levels to promote the effective work being done by PTACs across the country and the resulting success achieved by PTAC clients.

About the Norcal PTAC:  Norcal PTAC is a government funded non-profit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. Their no-cost services include one-on-one counseling, custom bid matching, training, resources, and networking opportunities. Norcal PTAC serves a fifteen county region, including Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino Counties, and provides services remotely via teleconferencing, phone, and emails. Learn more at

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