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March 2023 – Women In Construction Week Series: How to Find Construction and Public Works Bid Opportunities

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Join us as we hear from our own PTAC expert as well as agency insider sources on where to find contracts in the Bay Area. There are several places to look online when searching for bid opportunities as well as best practices for establishing relationships with prime contractors and keeping abreast of new project pipelines.

In the first part of this webinar Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist Liz Brazil will explain where to go and how to establish an efficient bid tracking system. The second part will be dedicated to a panel of local Bay Area agency representatives who will discuss their specific upcoming contracting opportunities.

Sponsored by

The California Women’s Business Center


California Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) work to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a statewide network of WBCs. These centers help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 16,000 women entrepreneurs each year.

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council


Established in 1999, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Pacific is a strategic sourcing partner supporting certified, competitive, and established women entrepreneurs. With capacity-building workshops, supplier information sessions, and focused mentoring, WBEC Pacific facilitates procurement opportunities, business networking, and supplier development.

The National Association of Women Business Owners


National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – San Francisco Bay Area chapter is a powerful and influential organization representing and supporting the needs of more than 117,000 women business owners of the Bay Area. NAWBO-SFBA is the go-to resource for community, education, inspiration, political advocacy, partnerships, and networking for women who want to grow their businesses, be more successful and empower others.

Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services


By providing their diverse clients with counsel drawn from more than 20 years’ experience in unique problem solving, Merriwether & Williams is helping to create a new insurance industry paradigm that transforms obstacles into opportunities, enables innovation, opens doors and creates more dynamic relationships between businesses and communities.

CTAP Program

The Contractor Technical Assistance Program was implemented by Alameda County to assist small local and diverse contractors to build their capacity by providing technical assistance, training, and help with obtaining and/or increasing their bonding capacity for work on Alameda County contracts. The program is sponsored by the County General Services Agency Office of Acquisition Policy (GSA-OAP) and administered by Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services.

If you have more questions, please contact us at info@norcalptac.org or (707) 267 – 7561