North Region Small Business Program


Fiscal Year 2018:

  • August 17th, 2018


    Please join us for breakfast and networking! Hear from District 3 Director, Amarjeet S. Benipal and the Calmentor Chair and Co-Chair on the exciting benefits of joining our program. Past and present Mentors and Protégés will be in attendance. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from and pair with other Architectural & Engineering Consulting Firms.

    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Registration begins at 8:00 am

    Caltrans District 3
    District Office 703 B Street
    Marysville, CA 95901

  • August 28, 2018

    Mandatory Pre-Bid- Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct

    For Additional Information on this project, please visit:

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Echo Summit at The Caltrans Storage Barn
    Off Highway 50 at postmile 66.82 in El Dorado County near Echo Dr.

  • August 30, 2018

    Sacramento Public Agency Consortium

    “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You”

    Brought to you by the Sacramento Public Agency Consortium in collaboration with the City of Elk Grove

    If you’re looking for upcoming contracting and sales opportunities with local and state government, this is the event you’ve been waiting for! Attend this dynamic interactive panel discussion where you’ll learn about doing business with government.

    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Registration begins at 9:00 am

    Elk Grove Park Pavilion
    9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road
    Elk Grove, CA 95624


Small Business Certification Benefits:

As a certified small business you:

  • Qualify for a 5% bid preference on applicable state contracts.
  • Are eligible for benefits under the Prompt Payment Act, including:
    Higher interest penalties for late, undisputed invoice payments (interest penalties for construction firms are addressed under Public Contract Code 10261.5).
  • Are listed in the state's Internet Certified Firm Listing giving your firm more visibility and expanded business networking opportunities.

Small Business Eligibility Requirements:

As a certified small business you:

  • Must be independently owned and operated,
  • Cannot be dominant in its field of operation,
  • Must have its principal office located in California,
  • Must have its owners (or officers in the case of a corporation) domiciled in California, and
  • Together with your affiliates, be either:
  1. A business with 100 or fewer employees, and an average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less over the previous three tax years, or
  2. A manufacturer with 100 or fewer employees.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Benefits:

  • Certified DVBEs are eligible for the state's 3% DVBE Participation Program.
  • DVBE certification status strengthens business networking opportunities via OSBCR's Internet Certified Firm Listing.
  • Other governmental DVBE programs recognize the state's certification.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for certification your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have at least 51% owned by one or more disable veterans.
  • Your daily business operations must be managed and controlled by one or more disabled veterans.
    NOTE: The disabled veteran(s) who manages and controls the business is not required to be the disabled veteran business owner(s).
  • Your home office must be located in the U.S.
    NOTE: The home office cannot be a branch or subsidiary of a foreign corporation, foreign firm, or other foreign based business.


Mission Statement:

Caltrans is actively pursuing small business participation in all projects and has developed a comprehensive small business infrastructure with representatives in the twelve Caltrans districts. Our goal is to open the door of opportunity for small businesses in Sacramento, the North Valley and the Sierra regions that are critical to the economic health and well being of our state and assist firms in "Doing Business with Caltrans."

Contact a Small Business Liaison:

District 3 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-4222
Fax: (530) 741-4101
District 1 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 3700
Eureka, CA 95502
Phone: (707) 441-5814
Fax: (707) 441-5871
District 2 Small Business Liaison
Small Business Program
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 496073
Redding, CA 96049-6073
Phone: (530) 229-0561
Fax (530) 225-0324

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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: (530) 741-4572
Fax: (530) 741-4111

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 3
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901

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