San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC)Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)a program of Southwestern College Rachel Fischer | Deputy Program Manager
Objectives • Introduction to SDCOC • Services • How we can help you!
SDCOC • Also know as a PTAC. • PTAC = national program partially funded by the U.S. DOD. • Over 200 centers nation wide individually. • Programs hosted by educational institutions or private non-profits. • Each center responsible for raising other half of operating funds.
2008-09 Sponsors…Thank You! Booz Allen HamiltonCalifornia Manufacturing Technology ConsultingCity of San DiegoCity of SanteeDefense Logistics AgencyGoodrich AerostructuresHarper Construction Co., Inc.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryMetropolitan Water DistrictOtay Water DistrictQUALCOMMSANDAGSAICSan Diego County Water AuthoritySan Diego Community College DistrictUnified Port of San DiegoViaSat
SDCOC Mission • Mission: To assist San Diego County small businesses in how to do business with federal, state and local government agencies. • Eligibility: Any small business that has a product or service that is purchased by government agencies. • Cost: There is no cost to the small businesses who receive these services.
Services • Workshops and trainings • 1-on-1 technical assistance/counseling • Automated Bid Locating Services • Construction Plan Room
Workshops & Trainings • Introduction to Doing Business with Government Agencies • Small Business Certifications • Marketing to the Government 101 • Government Subcontracting Strategies • Hands-on Responding to an RFP • How to Write a Capability Statement • How to Obtain a GSA schedule • How to Do Business with …. • The Port of San Diego • State of California • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC SW) • Otay Water District And many more! http://www.ptac-sandiego.org/workshop.html
1-on-1 Assistance in Contracting • Locating bidding opportunities • Identifying target government customers • Government marketing strategies • Government Certifications & Registrations • Subcontracting strategies • Government Purchasing Policies & Regulations • Bid & Proposal Assistance • Pre Award through Post Award Services • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
Automated Bid Locating Services • Software system that searches over 1200 federal, state, and local agency websites nation-wide and e-mails matches based on a customized profile for you business. • Local Bidding Opportunities: Manually e-mailed to you if opportunity is a fit for your business.
Construction Plan Room • Receive plans for local construction projects from 30-40 local public agencies. • Physical plans room: view only • Call first to make sure we have the project’s plans before coming. (619-285-7020)
How to get started with us: • Complete online application at: www.ptac-sandiego.org/application.html • After completing the online application, a staff member will contact you to discuss our services and suggest the first steps.
Thank You! Questions?