Federal and State Contracting can open up opportunities to your business. Registering with the State of California and the Federal government will allow you to sell products or services as well as bid on contracting opportunities.

NorCal Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides contracting assistance to small businesses selling to federal, state and local government agencies.

NorCal PTAC Web Site

State of California

Register as a Supplier

The State of California purchases a wide variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor. Annual purchases total almost $8 billion. The Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for the State of California.

Department of General Services Web Site

Bidding on Contracts with the State

The California State Contracts Register (CSCR) is one central information source for state contracting opportunities. Potential bidders can view and download bid opportunities directly from this site.

Cal eProcure

Federal Contracting

The federal government also offers vendor opportunities on their website To register simply click on “Getting Started” at the top of the screen. You also may search federal opportunities at any time without having a login in simply by clicking on “Opportunities” at the top of the screen.

Shasta County also has 13 census tracts qualified under the HubZone preference program. Your business may qualify to be certified.


SBA Government Contracting Classroom