District 9 Small Business

Do Business with Caltrans

Caltrans is committed to increasing the economic opportunity and development of Small Businesses (SB), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) within the State of California. We are an equal opportunity employer and accept bids from all subcontractors and suppliers. This includes minority and women-owned businesses and disadvantaged, disabled veterans, and small businesses. Caltrans is committed to the newly implemented DBE goal of 22.2%, an SB participation goal of 25%, and a DVBE goal of 5% on State-funded contracts and procurement.

If your SB, MB, DVBE, or DBE needs additional help, schedule a 1:1 meeting with the District 9 Small Business Liaison.

Small Business Resources

There are many resources available for small businesses wanting to do business with Caltrans. A few of these are listed below, including how to find Minor B projects and educational materials.

Caltrans works with small businesses on its Minor B projects, which are funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) Minor Program with a maximum capital cost of $388,000 per contract. Minor B Projects may also include emergency work within the Minor B Limit of $388K, also referred to as an emergency District Director's Order (DDO) or work higher than $388K, also known as Director's Orders (DO).

Current advertised Minor B projects can be found at Cal eProcure. Click "Start a Search" and enter 
"Minor B" under the Event Name to see current opportunities throughout California.

Minor B projects can also be found on the Contracts Out for Bid page. Note: this page is currently under maintenance.

 

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For small businesses interested in working with Caltrans and the State of California, more information can be found at the following links:

The following webinars offer a range of information for firms new to contracting with the State of California.

General

Bonding

Estimating

The following links have more educational resources:

Upcoming Events

Caltrans has events and webinars throughout the year, click here to see the calendar of events.

Mono Lake High Point near Lee Vining

District 9 Contact

For information on SB & DVBE programs, contact:

Joe Reidhead
Small Business Liaison
(760) 881-7730

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Schedule a 1:1 Meeting

The Caltrans District 9 Small Business Liaison holds virtual, open office hours on the first Thursday of every month. Appointments can be reserved at least one day in advance. Click here to schedule a 1:1 meeting to discuss your SB, MB, DVBE, or DBE needs.