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Minimum 6-month program providing continuous support to eligible firms.

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Program Temporarily Suspended

Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Program for southern California (Districts 7, 8, 11, and 12), is being temporarily suspended.  Caltrans plans to restart the Program again very soon.  Please refer to the Caltrans Website page at www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/ for updates regarding the status of the Program.  Once the Program is restarted, an announcement will be made to DBE firms and other stakeholders.

We appreciate your interest in the DBE-SS Program and apologize for any inconvenience the temporary suspension may have caused you and your firm.  Caltrans is dedicated to the advancement of DBE firms and plans to provide supportive services in the very near future. Refer all questions regarding the DBE/SS southern program to; Hershel Baser Contract Manager at (916) 324-0987 or, hershel.baser@dot.ca.gov.

Training Classes

The DBE Supportive Services Program offers a variety of practical classes to help your business succeed.  Approximately 4-6 classes are taught each month via both live and webinar format. Please see below for a list of upcoming training classes.

Partnership Network

The DBE Supportive Services Program has partnered with a variety of public agencies, prime contractors, trade organizations and bonding/insurance companies. These partners add tremendous value to the program and are proudly showing their support for the DBE community. Please visit our Partnership page for more information.

Free Outreach Events

Various outreach events are being held to encourage networking and increase communication between DBEs, public agencies, and prime contractors. Please see our Events Calendar for upcoming events.

Bid Opportunity Listings

Please visit our Bid Opportunities page to view a searchable listing of southern California solicitations with DBE goals. DBEs who sign up for our business development program, DBEAdvantage, will be granted full access to solicitation details and bid matching.

Join DBE Advantage For Even More No-Cost Benefits

Technical Assistance

Program participants will be assigned to a counselor who will work with them one-on-one. Expert counselors will provide personalized assistance to help each DBE meet their individual goals.

Bid Matching

Our MatchAdvantage™ is an automated bid notification system that send out emails notifying you of contracting and subcontracting opportunities available in your specific work classifications.

Teaming Assistance

Premium access to strategic partners, community organizations, local government agencies, and Prime Contractors and Consultants.  Program participants are eligible to be included in a business directory targeting Primes and organizations offering business opportunities to DBE firms.

Am I Eligible For DBE Advantage?

Our program services are available to DBEs and potential DBEs located in Southern California (Caltrans Districts 7, 8, 11 or 12).  In general, a DBE is a for profit business that is controlled by and 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) within the meaning of DOT regulations.

Please click the link below to view general guidelines that will help business owners determine whether they qualify as a DBE (taken in part from the applicable regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 26):

https://www.transportation.gov/civil-rights/disadvantaged-business-enterprise/eligibilty

Minimum 6 Month Program Commitment. Learn how to fast track your business for free!
If you have questions, Email Us, or call (714) 800-1795

Upcoming Training Classes

DBE Connections: I-10 Corridor Improvement Project Outreach Event

Please join us to meet the OC 405 Partners, the JV of OHL, USA, Inc. and Astaldi Construction Corporation and learn about DBE subcontracting opportunities for the $1.2 Billion I-405 Improvement Project!

Start:
10/27/2017 at 9:00 am
End:
10/27/2017 at 11:00 am

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