If you would like the Outreach team to participate at an upcoming event that is not already listed on our Events Calendar, please fill out the Event Request form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in having a DGS representative as a speaker at an upcoming event, please fill out the Speaker Request Form.
DGS-PD’s Outreach section is committed to expanding statewide outreach efforts for the SB and DVBE community through education and business opportunity enhancements. Access here via the link or scan with your mobile device.
Brochures and Handouts
Registration and Certification Instructions
SB/DVBE Participation in State Contracting
Consolidated Annual Report
Upcoming Solicitations for DGS
What other State Departments are buying
Departments with SB/DVBE First Policy
State agencies with annual expenditures over $100,000 have available to small business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) suppliers, a liaison to help them resolve contracting issues with the state.
Click here to view our most current SB/DVBE Advocates Directory (MS Excel)
To view the full Advocate webpage click here.
Click here to go to the Reciprocity webpage.
The State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) honors State departments for outstanding achievements in Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) advocacy and for contracting success with SBs and DVBEs.
Below is a list and description of the awards presented/awarded at the SARA ceremony:
Recognize those departments who exceed 30% or higher for this Small Business participation goal AND achieved 5% or higher for their Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise goals
Honors departments for their best practices, creativity and outstanding achievements to advance the State’s SB/DVBE programs. In comparison to past performance, these departments continue to exceed goals and models the way for other state agencies
Honors State Department Advocates for their outstanding achievements in supporting, promoting and contracting with SB/DVBEs. The advocates mentor others, create a culture internally and externally, and actively engage the SB/DVBE community
Based on creativity and “thinking outside the box” innovative efforts that contribute to the overall success of the State of California’s commitment to provide exemplary service to our SB/DVBE community
Awarded to the State Department or Agency that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in their outreach efforts
Awarded by the DGS Business Development Program, CACE honors the commitment and partnership between prime contractors, subcontractors, and awarding departments for their collective accomplishments in meeting or exceeding the Governor’s SB/DVBE contracting goals
Given to a state department, agency or individual whose best practices, innovation and advocacy efforts have allowed them to go above and beyond in exceeding the State’s SB/DVBE contracting goals
Given to the State Agency or department that best exemplifies excellence and innovation in providing contracting opportunities to SB/DVBE firms
To see past SARA ceremonies and winners, click on the links below: