Small Business Resources

Professional/Community-Based Organizations Outreach List

Professional/Community-Based Organizations Outreach List

San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center

The San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC), also known as Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), assists San Diego small businesses in how to do business with federal, state and local government agencies. This assistance is provided at no cost to the small business owner. The center is funded by local government agencies and the Department of Defense.

System for Award Management (SAM)

SAM was created to be the single repository of vendor data for the entire U.S. Federal government  to avoid administrative duplication and allow contractors to take responsibility for the accuracy of their own business information by supplying it directly to the government through a single registration.

Department of General Services (DGS)

The DGS is for the State of California's Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise programs and certifications.

Mira Costa College:  North County Small Business Development Center

North San Diego SBDC assist small businesses and entrepreneurs by answering business questions along with providing resources helping to start and/or expand your business. Services are provided at no cost (a small fee for some seminar and workshops may apply).

Southwestern College: South County Small Business Development (SBDC)

South San Diego SBDC provides a unique set of resources to assist potential and existing businesses achieve success. Staff and counselors assist businesses in realizing their goals in the global market. Please explore the sitefor more information about the SBDC's technical resources and specialized counseling.

The San Diego Supplier Development Council (SDSDC)

The San Diego Supplier Development Council (SDSDC) seeks to create opportunities for emerging and underutilized small businesses.

Public Agency Consortium Ad Hoc Committee (PAC)

PAC is a partnership of San Diego regional public agencies focused on increasing both the bidding opportunities and likelihood of success of small businesses on public agency contracts.  The partnership includes the following public agencies: San Diego County Water Authority, Unified Port of San Diego, San Diego International Airport, Centre City Development Corporation, City of San Diego, County of San Diego, San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center and the San Diego Unified School District.  Members of PAC meet to plan events, collaborate on outreach and improve the reliability of outreach resources.

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

NIGP codes classifies products and services procured by government agencies.  Register with the Network to identify your firm’s NIGP codes and to locate other small businesses via NIGP code.

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