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Small Business Certifications for State Contracting & Procurement

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:30pm


Attend this month’s virtual Hispanic Business Association (HBA) mixer and learn about small business certifications that Caltrans and other state agencies recognize when procuring goods and services. 


  • Benefits of obtaining your small business certification.
  • Learn how to become a certified Small Business (SB), Micro Business (MB), Small Business for the Purpose of Public Works (SB-PW), or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) eligibility and certification process.


Facilitated by Jessica Biro and Ann Danko, Small Business Liaisons for the California Department of Transportation, District 5.  Caltrans District 5 serves the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

This virtual event is hosted by the Hispanic Business Association (HBA) in partnership with Caltrans District 5, the Santa Maria Chamber and the Cal Coastal Small Business Development Center.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.