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Doing Business with the Department of General Services (DGS) Webinar Series

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday, September 14 | How to Do Business with the State

The California state government spends approximately $10 billion annually on goods, services and public works.

Do you own or work for a small business? Are you interested in expanding your client base? Perhaps you should look into the government sector. The State of California does business with numerous Small Businesses (SB) throughout the state, buying products and services in IT, construction, temporary labor and even pencils.

The state’s Department of General Services (DGS) Procurement Division (PD) is the central purchasing authority for all state departments, agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and city or local boards of education.

This Seminar covers:

Registering your business with eProcurement. This allows suppliers to upload bids/proposals in response to application online solicitations.
Becoming a Certified Small Business (SB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE).
Accessing the California State Contractors Register (CSCR) which connects you to government solicitations, providing an easy-to-use, on-line publication
Becoming a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contractor.
State and local government agencies shop and compare CMAS for the best value, product, and services, and place orders directly with these businesses
Marketing your business to State Agencies
Wednesday, September 21 | I’m Certified, Now What?

Attend this webinar to learn how to pursue contract opportunities with the state of California once your business has a Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise certification. Featuring a live Q&A, get answers to your questions and learn how to maximize your contract opportunities with the state.

Topics:

Find bid opportunities
Improve your Cal eProcure profile
Conduct market research
Contact an advocate
Reciprocity
Commercially Useful Function
Resources
Wednesday, September 28 | Contracting with CA State Government

This webinar is tailored for certified small businesses who are registered on Cal eProcure and looking to expand business opportunities and work with the State of California.

Topics:

Acquisition methods
Contract opportunities
Existing state contracts
Contracts exempt from advertising
Do’s and Don’ts of Bidding
Commercially useful function
You will receive a link to join this webinar the day before.


Contact Information

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(951) 781-2345