Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

DBE Supportive Services


The goal of the DBE Supportive Services Program is to help develop, improve, and increase each participating DBE firm's capacity, to pursue, prepare, and successfully perform on Caltrans federal-aid highway construction and professional services contracts.

Get Started! Follow these steps to success:

Step 1: Apply for services HERE

Follow the link and complete the application to recieve assistance.

Step 2: DBE Initial Consultation

Schedule a phone consultation with our DBE Bid Specialist at

Step 3: Business Plan

During your phone session you will be connected with one of our Business Planning Specialists who will assist you in creating or updating a business plan.

Step 4: Expert Assistance

Contact our team of experts on an as-needed basis to receive  one-on-one assistance with:

  • Identifying bid opportunities
  • Interpreting solicitations
  • Submitting bids
  • Bonding & Insurance
  • Estimating methodology
  • Project Schedules
  • Networking with Primes
  • Marketing to the government
  • And more!


To qualify for this no-cost program, your business must be:

An existing DBE business located within the orange service area which includes Caltrans districts 1, 2, 3 and 4
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency