San Joaquin Delta College SBDCServing San Joaquin, Amador, Alpine and Calaveras Counties

Government Contracting

Learn to Contract with the Government--FREE

The U.S. Government is the world's largest single market. Each year small businesses sell more than $40 billion in goods and services to the federal government. The government spends billions of dollars a year in products and services from the private sector. These awards go to companies with an understanding of the procurement process. But the process is changing rapidly as the government moves to do more business through computer networks.

Government contracting is a potentially lucrative market for your goods and services but the rules can be daunting. Contact the SBDC to learn how government procurement fits in to your business plan.

A local group, the San Joaquin Public Agency Consortium, is dedicated to helping local business owners learn how to and make connections for selling their goods an services to federal, state, local, educational and other agencies. They sponsor two educational and outreach events per year in San Joaquin County. For more information see their website

Assistance is also available from the Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center on how to find contracting and subcontracting opportunities, how to submit success bids, contract administration and compliance, and more. Find out more about their services throgh their website


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