• Caltrans: Sell Goods And Contract With The State Of California

    CENTRAL COAST-- With telework and ‘virtual’ meetings in full swing, Caltrans is looking at new ways to reach and interact with community stakeholders.

    Recently, Caltrans joined industry partners to host a series of webinar tutorials for businesses on state and federal certification, how to market your business to state buyers and how to find contract opportunities with Caltrans. All videos are available for viewing at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CaltransD5; descriptions and links are below. 

    Part 1: Small Business (SB/DVBE) Certification Overview
    The California Department of General Services (DGS) provides an overview of Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification.

    Part 2: Small Business (SB) Certification Workshop
    DGS shares how to register your business on Cal eProcure so you can bid on state contracts and how to become a preferred bidder by obtaining SB or DVBE certification.   

    Part 3: I’m Certified, Now What? 
    DGS provides an overview of state acquisition methods, shares tips on how to improve your Cal eProcure business profile and market your business to state agencies. 

    Contracting with California State Government
    DGS provides an in-depth look at common procurement methods used by the state of California and shares resources for small businesses. 

    How to Navigate the Caltrans Website for Opportunities
    A detailed overview of the Caltrans Contractor’s Corner and how to find contract opportunities with the California Department of Transportation.

    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Workshop
    The Caltrans Office of Civil Rights shares how to apply for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. This federal certification expands opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses to work with state and local agencies on federally-funded projects.

    Subcontractor and Supplier Opportunities for the US 101 HOV Lanes Project in Santa Barbara Granite Construction, Caltrans, DGS and CPM Logistics share information on upcoming subcontractor and supplier opportunities. More information is available on the project website at https://www.granitehwy101.com/

    For information on the small business program or upcoming events with Caltrans, visit the Office of Civil Rights website at https://dot.ca.gov/programs/civil-rights

    Please subscribe to the Caltrans District 5 YouTube Channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CaltransD5

    For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5