District 9 Small Business

Do Business with Caltrans

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. We are an equal opportunity employer and accept bids from all subcontractors and suppliers. This includes Minority and Women-owned businesses, Disadvantaged, Disabled Veterans and emerging Small Business Enterprises. 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

Cal eProcure & Minor B Projects

Cal eProcure is a great resource for small businesses looking to work with the State of California. 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 $333,000 per contract. Minor B Projects may also include emergency work within the Minor B Limit of $333K, also referred to as an emergency District Director's Order (DDO) or work higher than $333K, also known as Director's Orders (DO). 

Solicited projects can be found at https://dot.ca.gov/programs/procurement-and-contracts/contracts-out-for-bid with a "Minor B" indication in the project title.

Upcoming Events (October 2021)

  • Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans
    •  A series of contracting and procurement training courses.
    • The final course is How to Market Your Firm to Construction Primes, scheduled for October 6.
    • For more information and to register, click this link: Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans Training
  • Caltrans has several statewide Small Business webinars in September. To find out more, click here to see the calendar of events.

Small Business Quick Links

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

For More Information

To inquire about doing business in District 9 or for assistance call or email:

Jessica Klemencic 
District 9 Small Business Liaison
760-874-8853
jessica.klemencic@dot.ca.gov