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Alicia K Designs, San Francisco

“The San Francisco SBDC helped us to locate growth financing at a critical time. They were a gift, and gave me the tools to continue to take my business to the next level.”

Pine Creek Realty, Bay Area

"New Venture Training program is a wake-up call for anyone thinking about starting a business..."

Ace It Bike Tours, Sonoma County

“Napa Sonoma SBDC services have made all the difference in helping me build a successful business. I am always recommending the SBDC to other business owners I meet.”

Next Phase Solar, Inc., San Rafael

"It has been a pleasure working with Ashwin Gulati as a business advisor for Next Phase Solar in 2011. With his support, we were able to refocus our business plan and significantly increase revenues, expand our team and secure investment."

ELEM3NTS, Silicon Valley

"Anne and the SBDC added a great objective professional point of view that helped my ideas to become reality."

Humboldt Heartland, Humboldt County

“There would be no book without the skills and shared belief in this project by [several other people and] Stilson Snow from the Small Business Development Center.”

Fractal Spirit, Napa

"The SBDC is so fortunate to have Carolynne Gamble working with artists in the marketing of their work... We owe a part of our success to Carolynne and the SBDC."

Savvy Nanny Pay, Berkeley

"No smart business owner goes it alone without advice and assistance. What surprised me about SBDC and Paula Groves, in particular was the wealth of knowledge she had on every aspect of starting a business, start to finish."

Hindquarter Bar & Grille, Santa Cruz

“From our first meeting with the [Central Coast SBDC] we felt like they were on our side. They explained everything in detail of what we needed to do and they went above and beyond in helping us. We don’t know what we would have done without them!”

Sparta Performance Science, Menlo Park

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "Alameda County SBDC Consultant, John, worked with me to provide financial breakdowns for each month of the first 2 years, as well as recommending systems to put in place for a small business."

Welcome to NorCal PTAC

The Norcal PTAC can help you sell your product or service to federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies, at no cost to you!

If you are located in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, or Trinity counties, please apply for our services below! 


If you are outside of our service area, find the PTAC nearest you.

We offer free help with SAM Registration – and other government contracting issues.

NorCal PTAC assists with research of government agencies who are buying your products and/or service and helps develop marketing strategies and everything else you need to sell to federal state and local government agencies.

  • Workshops and Seminars to teach you what you need to know and connect you with other small businesses. See Events
  • One-on-One Counseling tailored to the specific needs of your business
  • Matchmaking Events that connect you with agency buyers who need your product or service.
  • Bid Matching Services that deliver tailored contract opportunities to your email inbox

Norcal PTAC is funded by a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and state/local non-profit entities.  See NorCal PTAC FAQs

The mission of the northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) is to help small business to more effectively compete in the government contracting marketplace.  We provide counseling services, workshops, and training to help businesses:

  • Readiness assessment to determine whether federal, state, or local contracting is right for your business
  • Pre-acquisition strategy for your business and development of government contracting plan
  • Diversity program eligibility counseling and assistance​ with registrations and certifications (Woman-Owned, 8(a), HUBZone, DBE, SB/DVBE and others)
  • Identify bid opportunities​ with agencies that your business should be targeting for contracts
  • Capability Statement, Line-Card and/or Tear-Sheet and other company documentation needed to successfully market to targeted government agencies
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) and other procurement opportunity response review and interpretation of complex regulations
  • Contract Award, debrief and audit/compliance
 If you have any questions, please call 707-826-3922 or email

Norcal Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street, House 71
Arcata, CA 95521

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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs. The Norcal PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.