California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

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In District 11, “We Make Small Business Our Business” by providing a range of easily accessible outreach services to Small Businesses (SB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE).  If you are certified as an SB, DBE or DVBE, our Small Business liaisons can guide you in understanding the requirements of the Caltrans bid process.  It’s our goal at Caltrans to open up a range of opportunities for certified small businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises to successfully compete for Caltrans contracts and procurements.

We’re committed to this goal in District 11 and we need the active participation of your small business in order to help accomplish it.  Our liaisons can assist you in maximizing your business potential by referring you to one of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC North San Diego County, Southwestern College) located throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.  These SBDC’s are dedicated to increasing the economic vitality of their communities by teaching small businesses and entrepreneurs the necessary skills for building a solid financial foundation and growing your business. 

Caltrans District 11 hosts an annual Procurement Fair, a Prime Contractor’s Award and a Small Business Certification Fair.  All events are geared to assisting the small business community in strengthening your competitive edge, while providing opportunities for you to sell your products or services to our divisions and departments.  Whether you are a prime contractor, a subcontractor or a supplier, our events promote networking opportunities that help you build long lasting and profitable relationships.  

If your business is not yet certified, our small business liaisons can guide you through the process of applying for certification, which in most cases takes only a few weeks. Your business can then be on its way to competing effectively for Caltrans contracts as a vital economic partner with Caltrans and the small business community.
For more information about our services and small business opportunities, please review the wealth of information and links on our website.  We look forward to assisting you!

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