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Intro to Government Contracting for Women-Owned Businesses | PTAC Webinar

Intro to Government Contracting for Women-Owned Businesses | PTAC Webinar

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am


Discover the potential of government contracting to elevate your women-owned business.

Is your women-owned business ready for government contracting? Join us to discover the opportunities and requirements of the government marketplace, how to leverage your business with socio-economic certifications, where to find resources/ assistance, and more.

Government agencies purchase counseling, training, food, equipment, vehicles, fabrication, technology, animal care products, lodging, transportation, various maintenance services, and the list goes on. They even rent goats for grazing! Norcal PTAC can help find opportunities, complete necessary registrations and certifications, interpret solicitations, write winning proposals, understand compliance and much more—all free of charge.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Overview of federal, state and local government procurement methods & timelines (with specific examples).
  • Market research to find who buys what you sell
  • Finding opportunities on various procurement portals
  • Overview of valuable certifications for women-owned businesses (WOSB, DBE, WBE)
  • Overview of PTAC & AnewAmerica services
  • Q&A



Liz Brazil, Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist

Liz has extensive experience with small and disadvantaged business enterprise programs working over 35 years for various Bay Area transportation agencies such as Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

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Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides no-cost government contracting counseling, bid matching, and training for businesses located in our 15-county service area in Northern California.

AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center, San Jose

AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center – San Jose provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses. In addition, the center supports women business owners.

In collaboration with Northern CA SBDC

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