• CalTrans: Upcoming Small Business Events

    The California Department of Transportation has partnered with local agencies to provide a series of webinars geared for contractors and consultants in 2021.
    Finding Opportunities with the State and Caltrans    
    Date:  Thursday, March 4, 2021
    Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Register Today!  www.tiny.cc/maropp2021
    This free webinar is tailored for certified firms who are looking to expand business opportunities and work with the State. Topics include:
    • How to find contract opportunities on Cal eProcure
    • How to find and pursue contracting opportunities with Caltrans
    • LIVE navigation of Cal eProcure and Caltrans Contractor’s Corner
    • Upcoming supplier and subcontractor opportunities with Caltrans
    Best Practices for Understanding Caltrans Contracts
    Date:  Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Register Today!  www.tiny.cc/practices2021
    Register for this webinar to learn more about best practices for reading and understanding public works contracts. This workshop will include information on: 
    How to read a contract and assess risk
    Avoid Pitfalls in Contracting
    Understand Indirect and Direct Costs
    Overview of Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual
    Best practices
    Statewide Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit
    Date:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Time: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Caltrans is excited to invite you to the 2021 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit.  This virtual event will provide information to public works subcontractors, contractors, suppliers and consultants who are eligible to become or are currently certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.  Caltrans is committed to equity and the promotion of DBE participation and utilization in contracts.  Attendees will gain insight into the Caltrans contracting process and help identify barriers to DBE engagement. 
    Labor Compliance 
    Dates: Tuesday, April 27 AND Thursday, April 29, 2021
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Daily
    This two-day virtual event will provide an understanding of labor compliance.  This course is designed for small business owners/contractors who work on jobs subject to prevailing wage requirements. Instruction will include an overview of State and Federal labor laws, what Caltrans specifically requires, how to complete associated paperwork, common mistakes to avoid, and the certified payroll submission process for various types of contracts.  
    Attendees should attend BOTH days for 7 hours cumulative virtual training.
    •Federal and State Labor Laws
    •Labor Compliance Enforcement Guidelines
    •Who is Subject to Labor Provisions & Prevailing Wage?
    •Laws Affecting Owner Operators
    •Contract Provisions & Prevailing Wage
    •State Prevailing Wage Determinations
    •Federal Prevailing Wage Determinations
    •Certified Payroll