Center for Contracting

SBDC Center for Contracting

The SBDC Center for Contracting focuses on assisting small businesses with winning procurement contracts at the state, local and private levels.  Government and corporate procurement is an amazing opportunity to grow your businesses revenues in a new and diversified manner and the SBDC Center for Contracting is here to help you with education, training and one-on-one consulting.  Our team of experts have years of industry experience and are here to assist Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino County businesses.  Whether you are just trying to figure out what certification is right for you or if you receive contracts regularly, the SBDC’s team of experts is here to guide you to growing your business.

Main Strategic Areas


  • Define your Target Market
  • Define your NAICS/UNSPSC/SIC Codes
  • Market Research (SBDC Intel)
  • Capabilities Statement


  • Utilities – SCH MBE/WBE/LGBTQ
  • State of CA – SB/DVBE
  • Private Sector – MBE (SCMSDC) WBE (WBENC)
  • Local Municipalities
  • Federal – 8a/WOSB/HubZone/SDVOSB/VOSB/SAM
  • Networking/Connecting with Primes


  • Registering to receive bid notifications
  • Searching for Bids
  • Understanding the differences (RFP/RFQ/RFI)
  • How to read a bid
  • How to submit a bid
  • Research Past Performance

Managing a contract

  • Bonding Requirements
  • DIR/Worker’s Comp Requirements
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Financing
  • Reporting

Contracting Bids

Looking for bid opportunities near you? Here’s a list of all the for SB, MBW, WBE, or CVBE contractors.

Initial Assessment