A Procurement Technical Assistance Center

San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC) is an economic development program of Southwestern College.   We are a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), partially funded by the City of San Diego Small Business Enhancement Program, other local government agencies, prime contractors and the Department of Defense1.

Our mission is to assist 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. Small businesses (as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration) located in San Diego County that sell products or services needed by a government agency are welcome to apply for services.

Learn more about our services.


Get Started with our Program

1. Complete our online application (If your business is located outside San Diego County, click here to find your local PTAC). 

2. After submitting the application, a staff member will contact you to discuss our available services.

3. To get a head start before attending a workshop or meeting with one of our counselors, you may find this free resource helpful: Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide.

1: “The SDCOC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency. The content of any written materials or verbal communications from the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.”