Last year the State of California spent more than $10 billion on goods and services, including more than $3 billion with small businesses. State agencies buy everything from construction, HR and lab services to coffee beans and dog food. They even buy goats for grazing!

Part 1: 9am-10:30
Introduction to Doing Business with the State

For businesses new to state contracting. Understand the basics of State government contracting. Learn how to get certified as a Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE) for a competitive advantage. Understand the basics of State government contracting.

10:30-10:45 Break

Part 2: 10:45-12:15 
Contracting with State Government

For businesses already certified (businesses from the morning session are welcome to join). Get into the thick of it with concrete steps for government contracting success once your business is registered and certified. Learn to identify opportunities that fit your business and how to find, bid on, and win state contracts. Understand requirements, compliance, and regulations, and how to market your business successfully to state agencies.

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James Forrest

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