Caltrans LAPM 2017 Edition

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. Each annual release will have …

Free DBE Certification Workshop

Caltrans is providing a FREE DBE certification workshop on January 12, 2017. 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles Increase your Business opportunities to perform work with Federal Highway Transportation Projects. Are you a small business owner? Do you qualify under these criteria? If so, this free informational workshop is for YOU, to learn how to become DBE certified. Within personal net …

Caltrans District 7 Hosts – Free Workshop on DBE Certification

Date & Time Thu, March 3, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST 100 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Caltrans District 7 invites you to attend a FREE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Informational Workshop, presented by our Office of Business and Economic Opportunity DBE experts. If you are a small business owner and are not yet DBE …

History of the DOT DBE Program

The following is from the DOT website:   Overview The Department of Transportation (DOT) has had in effect for more than 20 years a policy of helping small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, including minorities and women, in participating in contracting opportunities created by DOT financial assistance programs. The Department, through its Operating Administrations, distributes billions …

High-speed rail hosts small business workshops in Fresno and Visalia

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is hosting free workshops for disadvantaged business enterprise certification and small business certification. Fresno 8/18/15 9am -1PM Downtown Fresno Business Hub 1444 Fulton St. Visalia 8/04/15  9AM – 1PM Employment Connection 4025 W. Noble Ave. For more information, see the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s website.

Caltrans to Begin “Suspending” DBE Firms

Per the Caltrans website: DBE regulation (49 CFR Part §26.88) grants certifying agencies, such as Caltrans, authority to suspend DBE firms. Events that can trigger suspension include; death or incarceration of the DBE owner, DBE failing to notify in writing of any material change or if a DBE fails to timely complete and return its Annual Affidavit of no change …

American DBE Magazine Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 Issue of American DBE Magazine is available online free of charge. This issue’s cover story features Cynthia Jones Parks of Jones Worley, an Atlanta-based marketing communications firm that has emerged from the great recession even better and stronger than before. This issue also highlights Fluor-Lane 95’s success in implementing an exceptional DBE program on the 95 Express …