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, Disadvantaged, Disabled Veterans and emerging Small Businesses. Caltrans is committed to the newly implemented DBE goal of 22.2%, an SB participation goal of 25% and DVBE goal of 5% on State funded contracts and procurement.

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 $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). 

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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.

Additional Links:

Upcoming Events

  • A&E Outreach - On-Call Hazardous Waste Services Virtual Seminar
    •  August 17, 2022 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Pre-register by August 16 by emailing hailey.graham@dot.ca.gov with:
      • Your Name
      • Email Address
      • Phone Number
      • Firm Name
      • If You Intend to Prime or Sub in Upcoming Contracts (optional)
    • Cisco WebEx Meeting Link: A&E Outreach - Hazardous Waste
    • Access Code: 24815720626
    • Password: Gsq2A242JXM
    • Phone Audio Conference Access Number: 1-408-418-9388
    • Phone Access Code: 24815720626

WebEx is the preferred method but may require a high-speed internet connection for proper access. Audio conferencing is only necessary if you do not have access to an electronic device with WebEx capabilities. We will be showing content on the computer.

  • A&E Outreach - On-Call Land Surveying Services
    • August 24, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Pre-register by August 23 by emailing hailey.graham@dot.ca.gov with:
      • Your Name
      • Email Address
      • Phone Number
      • Firm Name
      • If You Intend to Prime or Sub in Upcoming Contracts (optional)
    • Cisco WebEx Meeting Link: A&E Outreach -Land Surveying
    • Access Code: 24819760052
    • Password: JUpYNXqK822
    • Phone Audio Conference Access Number: 1-408-418-9388
    • Phone Access Code: 24819760052

WebEx is the preferred method but may require a high-speed internet connection for proper access. Audio conferencing is only necessary if you do not have access to an electronic device with WebEx capabilities. We will be showing content on the computer.

  • Caltrans has several statewide Small Business webinars in August. 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

Mailing List

Stay informed on the latest Caltrans District 9 events by adding your business the D9 Small Business Email List. Click here to join: D9 Small Business Mailing List

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District 9 Contact

For information on SB & DVBE programs, contact:

Christine Knadler
Small Business Liaison (Acting)
(760) 937-7217
christine.knadler@dot.ca.gov