CALTRANS (CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
With partner GCAP Services, served Caltrans under two successive DBE Supportive Services contracts providing technical services in all functional disciplines. Conducted outreach to identify, contact and signup small businesses for DBE certification and contract bid opportunities. Designed and conducted management training workshops, onsite and online, to provide practical educational and real world experiences. Including:
- Assessed client’s service needs and developed a business plan to improve immediate and long-term business management, record keeping, and financial accounting practices.
- Conducted individual & course training and technical assistance in: analyzing standard specifications, project plans, and requests for proposals (RFP); estimating and bidding methodologies; navigating highway construction and professional services contract Web sites like Caltrans, BidSync, others; obtaining surety bonding and financial assistance, commercial term loans, revolving lines of credit, liability insurance; compliance daily logs, invoicing, reports, certified payroll, and close out.
- Assistance with transition plan to contribute to long-term development, increased opportunities, and eventual self-sufficiency.