Program Goals for small business participation
Big goals for small business
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is committed to small businesses playing a major role in building the statewide high-speed rail project. The Small Business Program has an aggressive 30 percent goal for small business participation including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) and Micro- Businesses (MB).
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SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SYMPOSIUM
The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its resource partners are hosting a FREE Small Business Supportive Services Symposium. The purpose of the Symposium is to educate, inform and connect small businesses to the various resources available to enable them to become successful in the contracting marketplace. Small Businesses will also have the chance to speak with the Authority’s Prime contractors and consultants.
Attendees will learn:
- How to obtain your small business certification
- How to market your business to the State
- Qualifications for bonding and insurance
- Qualifications for small business loans
- Procurement technical assistance
SMALL BUSINESS INTAKE FORM
The Small Business Team has developed a tool for assisting small business owners, called the Small Business Intake Form. The online comment form provides small businesses a convenient way to call attention to issues or concerns. Submittals will be sent directly to our Small Business Advocate.
The Small Business Intake Form can help facilitate the following:
- Appeal decisions made by the California High-Speed Rail Authority;
- Investigate issues with a California High-Speed Rail Authority contractor;
- Report concerns regarding payment;
- Escalate concerns regarding small business utilization;
- Request general Small Business Program information; and more.
Small Business Newsletter
High-Speed Rail has been a good opportunity for our small business. It’s keeping our employees working on a ground-breaking project that is local, and this may open the door for future work on the project.Read Article
It’s kind of mind-boggling to see this project begin to take shape. I think when it’s all said and done, it’s going to completely change the landscape of our community.Read Article
High-speed rail will have a really significant impact on not just transportation in California, but also land use, [particularly] at a station, so it’s not just slicing through a community, but adding value.Read Article
There’s a good chunk of work to be done and we enjoy it. It’s good for the team to have this steady work.Read Article
In order for us to grow sustainably, we need to have high-capacity, reliable, and fully integrated transit systems. I‘m a firm believer that transit must be the key to the growth of a city, a county, a region.Read Article
The high-speed rail work we‘ve been involved in has kept us busy. Our workers want to have a hand in it too and ask to be sent out on high-speed rail work, so they can say they were a part of it.Read Article
By showing the pre-apprentices the opportunities that are being created by high-speed rail, it ive them that drive, that encouragement to know that there will be a job, even a career, when they‘re done.Read Article
Policy & Program Plan
The Small Business Policy Directive ensures the Small Business Program is flexible, attainable, efficient and credible.
Business Advisory Council
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is continually seeking new and innovative approaches to improve its policies and procedures to eliminate any barriers and increase small business utilization. Learn about the Council’s mission, guidelines and membership and see the 2019 meeting schedule.
Find newsletters, utilization reports, partner information and other resources in the Info Center.
Small Business Program
Small Business Advocate
Do you have a small business issue or concern?
Submit your concern online by using the Small Business Intake Form.
Business Advisory Council