California Construction Contracting Program

Between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008, Caltrans anticipates receiving in excess of $3 billion of federal transportation funding and $3.5 billion in state funding. You are encouraged to attend and learn first-hand, from an expert team of training consultants, the Caltrans bid and RFP process utilizing Caltrans' “Construction Site best Management Practices Manual”. These course objectives are designed to provide attendees with the necessary understanding of the requirements and tools needed to successfully, navigate the bid and RFP process, as well as, provide them with tips for partnering, winning and executing a strong management plan.

This is a FREE program that consists of one-on-one counseling, and training (seven modules for a total 21 different courses) all designed to assist business owners obtain Caltrans and transportation-related work.

A Free Orientation for the program is held the second Monday of every month. Come and learn how the California Construction Contracting Program can help you! Call the El Camino College SBDC at 310.973.3177 for dates and to reserve your seat.


SAVE-THE-DATE for the following courses starting in March 2009:

· Module 1 – Construction Contracting Do's and Don'ts
· Module 2 – Construction Law and Federal & State Prevailing Wage
· Module 3 – Professional Services Including Architectural and Engineering
· Module 4 – Accounting and Cash Flow
· Module 5 – Project Management for Contractors from A to Z
· Module 6 – Combined Safety and Bonding
· Module 7 – Business Connections, Marketing and Networking

Please see the DBE Training Schedule and Course Descriptions for class dates and course descriptions. Registration is required. Please call 310.973.3177 to reserve your seat.

Get Aware, Get Certified, Get More Business.  Schedule a one-hour appointment with one of our specialist today!

One-on-one counseling is available by appointment at the El Camino College SBDC office, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. Please call 310.973.3177 or request an appointment online.

Caltrans Links
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Availability and Disparity Study Report

In order to continue receiving federal transportation funds, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) commissioned BBC Research & Consulting to conduct a DBE Program Availability and Disparity Study Report. The Study is now complete and can be read at

How to Do Business with Caltrans

Selling Goods & Services to Caltrans

Architectural & Engineering Contract Information
This page offers links to documents and other information to assist consultants.

The Office of Procurement and Contracts (OPAC)
The Office of Procurement and Contracts provides services in the areas of procurement, publications, warehousing, service contracts, architectural and engineering contracts, minor public works contracts (under $131,000) and all emergency force account contracts for phase one emergencies that immediately restore services.

Minor B Projects (projects less than $131,000)

Caltrans Service Contracts Office
The Service Contracts office is responsible for preparing all bid documents and awarding contracts as well as assuring compliance with all legal requirements in the process. The Contracts for Bid Web page will allow you to download Caltrans Bid packages and will also allow you to view bid opening results. Bid openings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be displayed for four weeks.

Caltrans Office Engineer - Contractor Information

Caltrans Construction Manual

Caltrans Business Forms

Caltrans Current Advertised Projects

Award Tracker – Bids Opened & Awarded Contracts

Federal Business Opportunities is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal – FedBizOpps (FBO) – commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

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