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Los Angeles Community College District Sustainable Building Program

Outreach and Training Programs for Diverse/Small Businesses(SBE & DVBE)

California Construction Expo

August 13, 2009

  • Program Objectives
  • Educational Training Opportunities
  • Get Connected!
  • Contact Information
  • To achieve the Board of Trustees 28% outreach goal for small, disabled-veteran, local and, emerging business enterprise (SBE/DVBE/LBE/EBE) that will increase economic development throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
  • Plan and facilitate “hands-on” educational classes for small contractors and professional services to build capacity and take your business to the next level = CONTRACT READY!
contractor boot camp
Contractor Boot Camp
  • Training designed to provide attendees with basic tools perform work with LACCD on formal and informal contracts. Workshop covers key business concepts in the following areas:
    • SBE/DVBE/MBE Certification
    • Contracting and Bidding Process
    • Labor Compliance
    • Insurance and Bonding
    • Contractor Invoicing
    • Technical Assistance
  • Requirements to Attend: must be licensed with CSLB and in business for at least one (1) year.
  • Schedule: Monthly, Wednesday, 5PM – 9PM, at College Campus
  • Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Advocate for small projects with facilities directors
  • Invitation to matchmaking events
building estimating class
Building Estimating Class
  • A comprehensive coarse which assist professional service and contractors with improving their construction cost estimates on various topics
  • Schedule: Bi-annually (Spring and Fall); 10-week Mondays from 5:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Nominal Tuition: $100 (includes materials, and refreshments)
  • Graduates receive Certificate of Completion
access to capital
Access To Capital


Class is designed to provide educational resources and business growth:

    • Learn about…
    • Credit Crunch
    • What you Need to Know About Your Credit
    • Alternative Financing
  • Schedule: Bi-annually (Spring and Fall); 10-week Mondays from 5:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Attendees receive Certificate of Completion
mock bid sessions
These small group sessions are designed to provide potential bidders with identifying key elements to submitting an effective bid:

Review specs and plans

Practice Take-Off Sheet

Submittal Requirements

Project Size: $50K to $1M

Schedule: Quarterly; PM; 2 hours


Graduates from estimating and training classes are given preference to attend.

Mock Bid Sessions
matchmaking with primes
Platform allows the small contractor to meet large contractors to market their skills and project history for possible match on LACCD opportunities.

Requirements to Participate:

Completed Boot Camp and/or Estimating Classes

OCIP Completed

EMR below 1.24

Schedule: Quarterly; 2-3 hours; various locations

Matchmaking With Primes
outreach program success

Outreach Program Success

The dollar figures below represent the value of contracts or subcontracts awarded to Local, Small, Emerging and Disabled-Veteran businesses as of June 2009.

Board Adopted L/S/E/DV Participation Goal = 28%

Total Contract Values (A&E and Construction) = $1.5 Billion

Total L/S/E/DV Contract Values = $965,997,720

* There is no double counting for businesses whose classification meets multiple criteria (i.e., Local AND Small, Emerging or DVBE).

outreach team
Outreach Team

[email protected]

  • Gilbert Buchanan, Outreach Specialist (626) 533-1186

[email protected]


Thank You!

LACCD invites your participation:

Join us as our contractors!

Be part of our successful project team!

Let us be your “preferred partner”