The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) 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).
Only certified small businesses as recognized by the HSRA are eligible to be credited towards the HSRA‘s overall 30 percent small business participation goal.
While the HSRA is not a small business certifying agency, the HSRA recognizes the small business certifications from the California Department of General Services, the California Unified Certification Program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Program.
- Small Business Certification Guide (2014)
- Federal Small Business Certification (U.S. Small Business Administration)
- State of California Small Business Certification (California Department of General Services)
The Office of Contracts and Procurement (Contracts Office) provides purchasing authority for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Responsibilities include preparing all bid documents and awarding contracts as well as assuring compliance with all legal requirements in the procurement process. The Contracts Office is responsible for procurement and contracting of Non-Information Technology (Non-IT) and Information Technology (IT) goods and services are included but are not limited to developing purchase orders for goods and services, preparing service contracts, consultant service agreements, interagency agreement, public entity contracts, architectural and engineering contracts and design-build construction contracts.
All solicitations and addenda documents issued by the Contracts Office are posted on California Department of General Services Cal eProcure.
ConnectHSR Vendor Registration
ConnectHSR, the California High-Speed Rail Authority‘s Vendor Registry, is a free online vendor registry that provides businesses, large and small, with a quick and easy way to get connected to high-speed rail business opportunities.
Registered firms are listed when current and prospective prime contractors search ConnectHSR for sub-contractors by trade, region or certification type. Registration also allows your business to be notified of high-speed rail procurement opportunities and business-focused events such as Pre-Bids, Meet the Primes and Small Business Workshops, Trainings and more.
ConnectHSR is a great way for your business to stay connected to the High-Speed Rail program. If you‘re not already registered, the Authority welcomes your participation in ConnectHSR.
- Factsheet: ConnectHSR
- Factsheet: Helping Small Businesses Grow
- Small Business Participation Map
- High-Speed Rail: Creating Jobs
- Community Benefits Agreement - Creating Jobs for Californians
- AASHTO Uniform Audit and Accounting Guide
- Prime Contractor Payments
- Total Active Values Quarterly Report - April 2019