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Subcontracting Opportunities Q&A | PTAC Virtual Coffee & Connect Series

Subcontracting Opportunities Q&A | PTAC Virtual Coffee & Connect Series

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:00am to 11:30am

Join Norcal PTAC's recurring Virtual Coffee & Connect Series!

This session will cover how to contract with large Prime Contractors. Meet virtually with prime contractor representatives, contracting experts, network with other contractors, discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available.

The Dutra Group and Nova Group, Inc. will be joining us and sharing best practices and tips for subcontracting with their prospective firms. There will be a brief presentation by each company representative and then an open forum for businesses with questions about subcontracting or questions for our PTAC team.


Christina Jones
Norcal PTAC Sr./Lead Procurement Specialist

Christina is an expert business consultant and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in developing process improvement and training programs to position small businesses for government sales. She specializes in 8(a) certification, contract vehicles to include GSA, and proposal writing. Christina has a proven track record in increasing economic impact through calculated one-on-one counseling of small to medium sized businesses.

Mary Jo Juarez
Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist

Mary Jo Juarez has extensive contracting experience as a former Contracting Officer for the Department of the Navy. She specializes in working with small businesses to help them understand and work through the maze of regulations and requirements in government contracting, and connects small businesses, agencies, and prime contractors, helping to establish relationships which benefit all parties.

Donna Fraser
Small Business Liaison Officer

The Dutra Group

West coast leader in aggregates, dredging, and marine construction. Our company is comprised of three distinct but integrated companies that support a wide range of customers from governmental agencies to private industry.

"Our work is diverse so we have a constant need for varied services and supplies. We are always looking for reliable companies to provide the best cost to support our efforts. Services sought on our typical jobs are, electrical, trucking, grading, land and marine surveys, tug tenders, crew boats, landscaping, heavy duty equipment, engineering services, PPE, inspections, fuel, oil and grease, machining, steel suppliers, welding, plastics, emergency spill supplies, first-aid supplies and training, drug-testing, fence equipment and installation, traffic control, small engine repair, environmental, fasteners, and more."

Mona Carlson
Contracts Manager, Small Business Liaison Officer

Nova Group, Inc.

Nova Group, Inc. is a general engineering construction contractor specializing in U.S. Department of Defense fueling, heavy electrical, and marine/waterfront projects primarily on U.S. Government bases – both within the United States and internationally. Nova Group, Inc. currently has offices in Napa, California and Port Orchard, Washington, and currently doing work in Japan, Hawaii, Guam, Greece, and throughout the United States.

Subcontracting opportunities include utilities, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, professional, scientific, and technical services, waste management and remediation services.



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In collaboration with Northern CA SBDC


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