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DGS How to Do Business with the State of California, A Three Part Series

May 30, 2023 4:27 PM | Anonymous

With billions of dollars in contracting opportunities at stake, the “DGS How to do Business with the State of California” webinar in three parts, provided an extensive overview on how small businesses can get certified and start bidding to get their share of the thousands of contracts with the State of California.   

Hosted by the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the webinars presented topics on Certification Eligibility, Certification Benefits, Cal eProcure, Small Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises. The Small Business eligibility requirements include the small business must be independently owned and operated, not a dominant field of operation, the principal office must be in California, Owners (or officers for a corporation) domiciled in California, have 100 or fewer employees, Gross annual receipts less than $16 million dollars, and if a manufacturer, 100 or fewer employees and no gross annual receipts of more than $37 million (with affiliates).  

The informative webinars were presented by the Office of Small Business and DVBE Services Business Outreach Liaison, Marvin Manuel, who gave an online tour of the small business website and showed participants how to navigate the California State Government Marketplace (CSGM) website to locate contract opportunities and the “dos and don’ts” to have the best chances for securing winning contracts.  CSGM is the website for the State’s Procurement and Certifications Programs.  

In case you missed it, the 3-part webinar is available for viewing on the LALCC website and LALCC YouTube Channel.  

Written by Mario Uribe, LA Latino Chamber Director, Communications Strategist

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