Attend this professional development session of the Caltrans Disparity Study Outreach Series on October 20 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to discuss successful strategies for prime contractors looking to work with small businesses, MBEs, and WBEs, as well as strategies for those businesses to forge relationships with larger firms.

This Disparity Study Outreach Series will assess whether any barriers exist for minority and woman owned businesses that make it more difficult for them to compete for Caltrans contracts. It is a series of 12 professional development sessions from October 2020 to February 2021.

In this series, you can:

  • Help Caltrans establish new contract goals
  • Help woman- and minority-owned firms learn about Caltrans contract opportunities
  • Learn about best practices from business experts
  • Learn how to do business with Caltrans
  • Receive a FREE toolkit to help you through the processes listed below

The series will cover many topics:

  • Certification & Finding DBE Firms
  • Minority Contractor Outreach
  • Sources of Small Business Capital
  • Employee Hiring & Retention
  • Commodities & Most Common Purchases
  • Engineering & Professional Services Contracts
  • Construction Contracting
  • Pre-Bid Meetings
  • Managing Growth
  • Bonding & Insurance
  • Yearly Budget Projections
  • Prompt Payment

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