Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

I'm DVBE Certified, Now What?

I'm DVBE Certified, Now What?

Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am

Presented in Partnership with
the CA DGS Office of Small Business and DVBE Services


Get valuable information on how to best utilize your Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and your Small Business (SB) certification. As a small business, you are not too small to land a contract. And if you're a disabled veteran, the State of California has incentives for doing business with you. If you're certified SB or DVBE then it's time to pursue contract opportunities with California state government. Join us to learn how to find out which agencies buy what you sell, how to connect with SB/DVBE advocates, and how to elevate your business's chances of winning a contract.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Finding bid opportunities
  • Improving your Cal eProcure profile
  • Conducting market research
  • Contacting an advocate
  • Reciprocity
  • Resources
  • Commercially Useful Function


Meet Your Presenter:

Wayne Gross

Outreach Liaison

Wayne Gross has forty eight years of customer service skills starting from his early days as a United States Air Force Captain. Wayne currently serves as a Business Outreach Liaison for the State of California Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises. In this role, he educates the business community and ensures that Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) businesses can access their share of state contracts.   Wayne has received numerous awards for his advocacy and support of SBs and DVBEs seeking to understand and navigate the State's procurement system. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Golden Gate University


CA Department of General Services Office of Small Business and DVBE Services

Supporting California small, diverse and disabled veteran businesses pursue contract opportunities with the state through outreach, certification and education. The DGS OSDS commits to helping small, diverse and disabled veteran businesses thrive. OSDS assists businesses with certification and access to procurement opportunities through outreach, education and advocacy. OSDS also works to ensure the state as a whole and each department and agency meets the goal of spending 25% of contract dollars with California certified small businesses and 3% with disabled veteran business enterprises.

Series In Partnership with Norcal VBOC

Following a 1999 law to promote veteran participation in the entrepreneurship and small business field, the Small Business Association (SBA) created and established a number of Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC). They help strengthen their client’s business by providing education and resources, with the understanding that military service has set up veterans to be fine entrepreneurs. VBOC’s consulting services are free, and they offer one-on-one consulting with clients. Their consultants have been entrepreneurs, were in the military or closely related to the military, have worked in various industries, and have a wide range of education and skills to assist with almost any type of business venture. No matter what stage your small business is in, whether it’s a concept or you’re ready for expansion, their experts work with entrepreneurs day in and day out – they see what’s working and what’s not and can offer you the perspective, clarity, and guidance you need.
Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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