California Department of Transportation
 

District 6 Small Business Program

Pamela Runge, District 6 Admin Services Branch Chief
855 M Street, Suite 200
Fresno CA 93721

Morris Caudle, District 6 Small Business Liaison
Email: Morris.J.Caudle@dot.ca.gov
Telephone: (559) 444-2585
Fax: (559) 445-5828

Kelly Mertlik, District 6 Small Business Liaison
Email: Kelly.Mertlik@dot.ca.gov
Telephone: (559) 488-7332
Fax: (559) 445-5828


Events

HOW TO DO BUSINESS AND MARKET YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Thursday, JULY 24, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Fresno SBA/SCORE Office
801 R Street, Suite 201 (second floor)
Fresno, CA
Free parking is available on R Street
Hear from the experts: Michael Aguillio and Wayne Gross from the Department of General Services and Morris Caudle and Kelly Mertlik from Caltrans. Learn how to navigate BidSync and how to market your business to State agencies.  
For further information:
Register at: www.centralvalleyscore.org
Limited seating – registration required

 

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 representatives will provide information on how the State of California contracting programs work including that of the High Speed Rail contracting. 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

Dates: See chart below

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

Free parking is available on R Street.

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

February  20 , 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

March 20, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

April 17, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

May 15, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

June 19. 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

July 17, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

August 21, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

September 18, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

October 16, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

November 20, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Thursday

December 18, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

 

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: http://www.business.ca.gov/InteractiveMap.aspx
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 http://www.jointctindustrytraining.com/login.php

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