California Department of Transportation

Angela Shell
Assistant Director

1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 324-0449
FAX (916) 324-1949
TTY 711

Small Business Advocate

DBE Certification Assistance (916) 324-1700



Office of Business & Economic Opportunity

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) is dedicated to increasing the participation of Small Business (SB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) firms in both Federal and State contracting and procurement.

The OBEO ensures non-discrimination in the execution of contracts and promotes positive external customer relations.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

Federal Program

Caltrans is committed to an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 12.5 percent on its federal-funded projects based upon a race-neutral and race-conscious methodology. To learn more about how the DBE goal was established and how to obtain DBE Certification, click on the links below:


DBE Supportive Services Contracts New Item

On January 28, 2015, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services (DBE-SS) contract was canceled.  The Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity is already taking the necessary steps to advertise and award a new DBE-SS contract. Once the new contract is advertised and  awarded, an announcement will be disseminated to DBE firms and stakeholders interested in receiving the benefit of these important supportive services. 

For additional information please contact, Hershel Baser via e-mail at

OBEO now has its own hashtag on Twitter it is #CaltransOBEO.


Small Business (SB)
Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE)

State Programs

Caltrans is committed to increasing the economic opportunity and development of Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) within the State of California.  Caltrans is committed to an SB participation goal of 25% and DVBE goal of 5% on State funded contracts and procurement opportunities.


Visit the Department of General Services website for SB/DVBE program information such as:          

  • Certification Eligibility and Benefits
  • Bid Opportunities
  • SB/DVBE Firm Search
  • Outreach and Networking Events

Caltrans is actively pursuing SB/DVBE and DBE business participation in all projects and procurement opportunities and has developed a comprehensive small business and disadvantaged business infrastructure with representatives in the twelve Caltrans districts.  Please view the attachment below for the Small Business Liaison in your area.

District Small Business Liaison Contact List Updated February, 2015