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Connecting with Caltrans. Society of American Military Engineers. Liza Whitmore Small Business Liaison, District 3. What’s New in 2010…. AB 31 increased the purchasing authority threshold to $250,000. Minor B contracts and the SB/DVBE Option ceilings are now $249,999.
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Connecting with Caltrans Society of American Military Engineers Liza Whitmore Small Business Liaison, District 3
What’s New in 2010… • AB 31 increased the purchasing authority threshold to $250,000. Minor B contracts and the SB/DVBE Option ceilings are now $249,999. • AB 4x 21 eliminated Good Faith Effort for DVBE participation in state contracting. Caltrans is utilizing the DVBE Incentive to increase DVBE participation in Caltrans projects. • The income eligibility ceiling for the State’s Small Business certification has been raised from $12 million to $14 million over 3 years. • The federal government is considering raising the personal income eligibility ceiling for DBE certification from the current $750,000 to adjust for inflation. • Caltrans District 3 anticipated slowdown in construction projects is not projected to happen in 2010 (2009 low bids/awards = $$!) Additional $$ could arrive as new transportation bill moves thru Congress this year and into 2011.
A&E Look Ahead Report – www.caltrans-opac.ca.gov/doc/lookahead.xls
North Region Construction Look Ahead Report – http://dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/projects/lookahead/index.php
Caltrans A&E Opportunities • Construction, Cultural Resources, Design, Environmental, Hazardous Waste, Interagency, Project Management, Public Outreach and Traffic Connect with existing A&E contract holders as a subcontractor OR • Search advertised construction projects for A&E needs and bid with prime contractor
Search by item code or description of work, ie; SWPPP 074016 Lead Compliance Plan 190110 Vibration Monitoring 017889 Asbestos Compliance Plan 190115 Construction Site Management 074016 Bid Item Contract Search
Find out Bid Results Link to A&E Website The Blue Grid of Info - www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/contractor_info/
Calmentor Program • Establishes Mentor-Protégé relationships between large and small A&E firms – Currently 8 MOUs between 8 Mentors and 9 Protégé • Membership of over 50 A&E firms • Events for 2010 are being planned • Information, Mentor and Protégé applications are available on the website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/calmentoring/calmentor.htm
Access, Education and Advocacy Liza Whitmore, Small Business Liaison District 3 Please feel free to contact me at: Liza_Whitmore@dot.ca.gov 530-741-4222