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Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans

Session: How to Make Your Certification Work for You

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 6 of 10
April 10, 2024 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Training

Unlock the full potential of your business certifications on April 10, 2024, at noon, with our sixth installment in the 10-part Caltrans training series “How to Make Your Certification Work for You.” Aimed at vendors and contractors, this session will guide you in leveraging your certification status for maximum benefit.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Resource Optimization: Learn how to effectively use Caltrans resources specifically tailored to meet your certification needs, enabling a smoother procurement journey.
  • Certification Goals & Perks: Understand the overarching goals of obtaining certifications and the manifold benefits they bring to your business, including preferential procurement opportunities.
  • Navigating Cal eProcure: Become proficient in using Cal eProcure, California’s official online government marketplace, for all your state contract needs.
  • Contractors Corner Mastery: Acquire strategies to network and navigate the Contractors Corner efficiently, thereby maximizing your business outreach.

End your session with a live Q&A with Richard, who will help you delve deeper into the subject matter.

Save the date! This session is an invaluable guide for anyone looking to maximize the utility of their business certifications in the Caltrans environment.

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)
This Session
Session 6: How to Make Your Certification Work for You
April 10, 2024 (Wed)
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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