Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

DBE Supportive Services (DBE/SS)


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.
Eligibility: Must be a currently certified DBE located in Caltrans Districts 1, 2, 3 or 4.


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:

A currently certified DBE 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