California Department of Transportation

District 6 Small Business Program

Morris Caudle, District 6 Small Business Liaison
Telephone: (559) 444-2585
Fax: (559) 445-5828


- 2015 Central Valley Business Diversity Expo

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber in partnership with the MBDA-Fresno Center, SBA-Fresno District Office, Caltrans-District 6 and the City of Fresno-DBE Program are hosting the 4th annual 2015 Central Valley Business Diversity Expo.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Location: Doubletree Hilton in downtown Fresno - 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

For more information Click Here.


- Free Small Business Workshops

Hosted by High Speed Rail

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Kern County Builders’ Exchange - 1121 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93305

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Employment Connection - 4025 West Noble, Visalia, CA, 93277

What you will learn at these Workshop?

  • How to attain your small business certification
  • Find out which agencies buy your product/services
  • How to market your business to the State
  • How to use the database to get solicitation

RSVP: Space is limited
Include full name, business name, address, and contact number.


- Free On Site Small Business Certification Workshop

Hosted by High Speed Rail

This workshop will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certification from the California Department of General Services and Caltrans District 6 Small Business. Information on State of California procurement opportunities will also be shared

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Fresno City Hall -1st Floor 2600 Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93721

For registration information Click Here


- Department of General Services Small Business Events Calendar - Click Here


- Free Small Business State and Federal Workshops

Learn how to make your way through the procurement processes and compete effectively for your share of the Federal, State and HSR contracting opportunities. Caltrans representative will provide information on how the State of California contracting programs work. A representative from High Speed Rail will discuss contracting with HSR. There will be an overview of SBA’s various contracting programs including the 8(a) Program and HUBZone Program along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program will also be discussed at the workshop.

Location: U. S. Small Business Administration
801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, California 93721


February 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

April 9, 2015

May 21, 2015

June 19, 2015

July 16, 2015

August 13, 2015

September 18, 2015

Reservations are required as seating is limited.  To make a reservation, contact William Hori at (559) 487-5791 ext. 2701 or at

Free parking is available on R Street.


Get Certified

Here are some links to assist your company in becoming certified to do business with the State of California as a SBE, DVBE, or DBE.

Caltrans goal is to exceed the 25% mandate for utilization of certified small businesses, and 5% with Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE) for all contracting and purchases.


Small Business Certification

Small Business Certification
BidSync Certification

  1. Must be independently owned and operated;
  2. Can not be dominant in its field of operations;
  3. Must have its principal office located in California;
  4. Must have its owners (or officers in the case of a corporation) domiciled in California; and
  5. Together with your affiliates, be either:
    • A business with 100 or fewer employees, and an average annual gross receipts of $14 million or less over the previous three tax years, or
    • A manufacturer with 100 or fewer employees.

Technical Assistance

Interactive Small Business Resource Map:
This is a resource for finding a local SBA office, SBDC office or a Financial Lending Development Corps office. Also, the map provides locations of Enterprise Zones.

FREE training class on the fundamentals of partnering on Caltrans construction projects.
Register online at

U.S. Small Business Administration
801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 487-5791