North Region Small Business Program


Fiscal Year 2018:

  • Caltrans District 1, 2, & 3: Procurement Fair - March 7th

    Caltrans Expo - Procurement Fair

    Over 25 agencies will be on hand to discuss how to do business with their agency. Information and resources for Small Businesses, Disabled Veteran Businesses, and Disadvanted Businesses will also be provided.

    08:30 am: Welcome and Introductions
    09:00 am: How to Get the Most Out of the Procurement Fair
    09:30 am: How to do Business with the State
    11:00 am: How to do Business with Caltrans

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
    8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    DGS Ziggurat Building
    707 3rd Street
    West Sacramento, CA 95605

    Caltrans Procurement Fair Flier

    DGS Ziggurat Building

    707 3rd Street
    West Sacramento, CA 95605


Small Business Certification Benefits:

As a certified small business you:

  • Qualify for a 5% bid preference on applicable state contracts.
  • Are eligible for benefits under the Prompt Payment Act, including:
    Higher interest penalties for late, undisputed invoice payments (interest penalties for construction firms are addressed under Public Contract Code 10261.5).
  • Are listed in the state's Internet Certified Firm Listing giving your firm more visibility and expanded business networking opportunities.

Small Business Eligibility Requirements:

As a certified small business you:

  • Must be independently owned and operated,
  • Cannot be dominant in its field of operation,
  • Must have its principal office located in California,
  • Must have its owners (or officers in the case of a corporation) domiciled in California, and
  • Together with your affiliates, be either:
  1. A business with 100 or fewer employees, and an average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less over the previous three tax years, or
  2. A manufacturer with 100 or fewer employees.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Benefits:

  • Certified DVBEs are eligible for the state's 3% DVBE Participation Program.
  • DVBE certification status strengthens business networking opportunities via OSBCR's Internet Certified Firm Listing.
  • Other governmental DVBE programs recognize the state's certification.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for certification your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have at least 51% owned by one or more disable veterans.
  • Your daily business operations must be managed and controlled by one or more disabled veterans.
    NOTE: The disabled veteran(s) who manages and controls the business is not required to be the disabled veteran business owner(s).
  • Your home office must be located in the U.S.
    NOTE: The home office cannot be a branch or subsidiary of a foreign corporation, foreign firm, or other foreign based business.


Mission Statement:

Caltrans is actively pursuing small business participation in all projects and has developed a comprehensive small business infrastructure with representatives in the twelve Caltrans districts. Our goal is to open the door of opportunity for small businesses in Sacramento, the North Valley and the Sierra regions that are critical to the economic health and well being of our state and assist firms in "Doing Business with Caltrans."

Contact a Small Business Liaison:

District 3 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-4222
Fax: (530) 741-4101
District 1 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 3700
Eureka, CA 95502
Phone: (707) 441-5814
Fax: (707) 441-5871
District 2 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 496073
Redding, CA 96049-6073
Phone: (530) 229-0561
Fax (530) 225-0324

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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: (530) 741-4572
Fax: (530) 741-4111

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 3
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901

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