Since 1994, SDCOC clients have attributed more than $850 million in government contract awards to the technical assistance provided by the SDCOC. Over 5660 jobs have been created or retained as a result of these awards.
In Fiscal Year 2014, our clients attributed $58,335,797 in contract awards to our Center’s technical services. This equates to nearly 388 jobs, assuming that $150,000 in sales is needed for each job reported. During this period, SDCOC provided 1,561 initial and follow-up counseling sessions to 596 clients, totaling 1,657 hours; 303 of these clients were new clients of the Center. Additionally, SDCOC sponsored and/or participated in 82 workshops and outreach events, reaching 5,715 participants.
View our FY 2014 Annual Report.
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, the SDCOC assists small businesses to understand how to work with government agencies and prime contractors.
SDCOC 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.