Since 1995, PTAC clients have attributed more than $1.3 billion in government contract awards to the technical assistance provided by the San Diego, Orange, Imperial PTAC. Over 8,666 jobs have been created or retained as a result of these awards.
In Fiscal Year 2018, our clients received over $173 million in contract awards. This equates to nearly 1,157 jobs, assuming that $150,000 in sales is needed for each job reported. During this period, PTAC provided 1,751 initial and follow-up counseling sessions to 473 clients, totaling 1,701 hours; 160 of these clients were new clients of the Center. Additionally, PTAC sponsored and/or participated in 60 workshops and outreach events, reaching 3,628 participants.
There are over 135 federal, state and local government agencies in the San Diego County area who spend billions of dollars each year on all types of goods and services. However, only 35% to 40% of that spending is done with businesses located in San Diego County.
We hope to increase this percentage by helping San Diego small businesses participate in more government procurements. Through individual counseling and workshops, PTAC assists small businesses to understand how to work with government agencies and prime contractors.
PTAC provides small business clients with access to thousands of bid opportunities per month. Bidding opportunities from over 2000 government buying offices are provided electronically to clients on a daily basis.