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Sacramento, CA 95811
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Small Business Advocate
DBE Certification Assistance
DBE.Certification@dot.ca.gov (916) 324-1700
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
External Equal Opportunity Program
Caltrans Statewide Small Business Council
Office of Business & Economic OpportunityThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) is dedicated to increasing the participation of small business (SB), disadvantaged business enterprise. (DBE), and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE) firms in both Federal and State contracting and procurement.
The OBEO ensures non-discrimination in the execution of contracts and promotes positive external customer relations.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)
Caltrans is committed to an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 12.5 percent on its federal-funded projects based upon a race-neutral and race-conscious methodology. To learn more about how the DBE goal was established and how to obtain DBE Certification, click on the links below:
- FTA DBE Disparity Study
- DBE Final Rule
- DBE Annual Element Report for FFY 2013
- FHWA APPROVED - DBE Goal & Methodology 2013
- DBE Program Change Letter to Industry Partners
- DBE Frequently Asked Questions
- California Unified Certification Program Information
- An Overview of DBE Certification
- DBE Certification Forms
- DBE Brochure
- 49 CFR Part 26 DBE Program Revisions
- Disparity Study and Goal & Methodology
- 2010 DBE Business Outreach Plan (Currently being updated)
- Archived Previous DBE Goals and Methodology
- DBE CUF Determinations Fact Sheet
- DVBE CUF Determinations Fact Sheet
DBE Supportive Services Contracts
On January 28, 2015, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services (DBE-SS) contract was canceled. The Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity is already taking the necessary steps to advertise and award a new DBE-SS contract. Once the new contract is advertised and awarded, an announcement will be disseminated to DBE firms and stakeholders interested in receiving the benefit of these important supportive services.For additional information please contact, Hershel Baser via e-mail at Hershel.Baser@dot.ca.gov.
OBEO now has its own hashtag on Twitter it is #CaltransOBEO.
Small Business (SB)
Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE)
Caltrans is committed to increasing the economic opportunity and development of Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) within the State of California. Caltrans is committed to an SB participation goal of 25% and DVBE goal of 5% on State funded contracts and procurement opportunities.
Visit the Department of General Services website for SB/DVBE program information such as:
- Certification Eligibility and Benefits
- Bid Opportunities
- SB/DVBE Firm Search
- Outreach and Networking Events
Caltrans is actively pursuing SB/DVBE and DBE business participation in all projects and procurement opportunities and has developed a comprehensive small business and disadvantaged business infrastructure with representatives in the twelve Caltrans districts. Please view the attachment below for the Small Business Liaison in your area.
District Small Business Liaison Contact List Updated February, 2015