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Session: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Overview

Are you a small business looking for new opportunities? Ever considered working with one of California's largest state agencies? If so, you won't want to miss this dynamic presentation!

SeriesSession 7 of 10
May 8, 2024 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Training

Join us on May 8, 2024, at noon for an indispensable guide to “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification,” the seventh enlightening presentation in our 10-part Caltrans training series. This session aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the DBE program, its perks, and how you can become a certified business.

Key Takeaways:

  • DBE Program Essentials: Gain an in-depth understanding of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, its structure, and purpose.
  • Perks of Being Certified: Learn about the advantages that a DBE certification can offer to your business in terms of government contracting opportunities.
  • California Unified Certification Program (CUCP): Familiarize yourself with the CUCP, an essential platform for your DBE certification needs.
  • Who’s Eligible?: A detailed walk-through of the criteria for eligibility, ensuring your business is a fit for DBE certification.
  • Application Know-How: Step-by-step guidance on how to apply for a DBE Certification, reducing the uncertainty in your application process.
  • FAQs and Valuable Resources: Conclude your learning experience with answers to frequently asked questions and a curation of resources that can assist you in your certification journey.

Wrap up the session with an invaluable live Q&A session with Richard.

Don’t miss out! This training session is a must-attend for any business looking to gain a competitive edge in the Caltrans ecosystem through DBE certification.

About the Instructors

Richard Myerscough
Richard Myerscough, District Small Business Liaison (DSBL) (Caltrans)

My name is Richard Myerscough and I am the District Small Business Liaison (DSBL) for Caltrans District 5. Prior to Caltrans, I started my career in the hospitality industry before pivoting to become a healthcare provider and then transitioning to working in an administrative capacity. I have more than twelve years of experience working for the State of California. I have a passion for helping people and, in my role as a DSBL, I look forward to assisting the small business community and expanding their opportunities to work with State government. When I am not working, I love exploring California’s beautiful Central Coast and spending time with my family.

Series Sessions

Session 1: An Introduction to the Small Business Program
November 15, 2023 (Wed)
Session 2: Understanding Small Business Program Codes
December 13, 2023 (Wed)
Session 3: Selling Goods and Services to Caltrans
January 10, 2024 (Wed)
Session 4: Understanding Caltrans Procurement and Service Contracts
February 14, 2024 (Wed)
Session 5: Know Your Small Business Resources
March 13, 2024 (Wed)
Session 6: How to Make Your Certification Work for You
April 10, 2024 (Wed)
This Session
Session 7: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Overview
May 8, 2024 (Wed)
Session 8: Overview of Caltrans Minor Program (Small Construction Contracts)
June 12, 2024 (Wed)
Session 9: How to Market Your Firm to Construction Primes
July 10, 2024 (Wed)
Session 10: Bonding, Estimating, and Labor Compliance for Subcontractors
August 14, 2024 (Wed)

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