Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Caltrans North Region [D1, D2, D3] Virtual Procurement Fair Sessions 1-2

Caltrans North Region [D1, D2, D3] Virtual Procurement Fair Sessions 1-2

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:00am to 3:00pm

Caltrans Districts 1, 2, and 3 invite you to attend the North Region Virtual Procurement Fair.  At this three-day event, learn about how Caltrans sources and purchases goods and services, find upcoming bid opportunities, and network with purchasers and advocates from Caltrans and other state agencies.

A 90-day priority purchasing preference will be given to vendors who attend the fair!

Morning Session  – 10:00AM – 12:00PM - Doing Business with Caltrans Selling Goods and Services under $10,000 and Getting the Most Out of your Procurement Fair Experience

This session will educate businesses on:

  • How they can do business with Caltrans under 10,000 dollars when Caltrans uses the fair & reasonable procurement method and a Visa card (CAL-Card) as a payment method for procuring goods and/or services.
  • Learn tips on how to make the most of their time meeting with departmental buyers, advice on how best to present themselves and share info that purchasers really care about and set themselves apart from the competition.

Afternoon Session - 1:00PM - 3:00PM - How to do Business with the State of California Featuring the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (OSDS) 

In this session, OSDS staff will discuss how small businesses and businesses owned by disabled veterans can apply for certification to become preferred sellers in contracting with departments and agencies of the State of California.

 Topics will include:

  • Requirements and benefits of state certifications
  • Registering and listing your business on Cal eProcure to get contacted and solicited for work by the state's buyers
  • Using keywords and UNSPSC codes to list what products and services your business offers
  • Finding competitive solicitations to bid on at
  • How to conduct research on what departments buy your business's products and services
  • Contacting SB/DVBE Advocates - employees in the state who can assist your business in working with their department
  • How to ensure your business meets the requirement to perform a Commercially Useful Function (CUF)


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

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

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