BART Hosts Virtual Speed Networking

BART has hosted virtual speed dating sessions where the agency interacts with up to 48 subcontractors to keep critical construction projects moving. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is working to increase opportunities available to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to continue essential construction projects and keeping small business employees on the job. “We are actively soliciting as …

USDOT Reviewing Guidance Documents and Looking for Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation is reviewing its existing guidance documents to evaluate their continued necessity and determine whether they need to be updated or revised. As part of this review, the Department invites the public to identify and provide input on existing guidance documents including the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Official Q&A and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) Program Official FQAs . Please …

2019 LAPM and LAPG Released!

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2019 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the 2019 Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). The LAPM helps California local agencies scope, organize, design, construct and maintain their public transportation facilities when participating in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded federal-aid or state funding. The manual describes the processes, procedures, documents, authorizations, approvals and certifications required in …

2018 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference

The US Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Southwest Region in conjunction with the California Asian Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference in Los Angeles on December 5, 2018. The conference will provide an opportunity for small businesses to network and make connections with over thirty exhibitors, including state agencies, private …

Seattle Hosting 34th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference

AMAC’s 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference will be hosted by the Airport Advisory Council and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at the Westin Seattle. This conference will take place from August 21, 2018 through August 25, 2018. To find out more information about the conference, visit the link below: AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference

2017 Small Business Summit

June 1, 2017 The Small Business Summit Group, Inc. in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) invites you to participate at its 2017 Small Business Summit — “Strengthening Diverse Businesses to Win Work.” This summit creates a one-of-a-kind resource for small, disadvantaged, and disabled veteran business enterprises, which …

SBA Targets Access to Capital

SBA Works to Increase Capital Access for Underserved Markets The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been the leading source of capital for American small businesses to start and expand since its inception in 1953. Through its loan guaranty programs, the SBA provides assurance to lending institutions through a loan guaranty program that loans made to approved small businesses will be reimbursed by the SBA if the …

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 DBE Supportive Services Survey

Tell us how we’re doing! Your feedback is critical in providing an effective DBE Supportive Services program. For more information about the program, please visit the DBE Advantage website at http://www.dbe-advantage.com. http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edgnx4i3iviaxi0r/a0151ixrugmg0/greeting