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Certified Disadvantaged Help Desk Resources

The Weekly Bid Flash provides you with links to help navigate the complex world of becoming a certified disadvantaged firm. Use this section to stay informed with important issues that affect your business.

Getting Certified
DVBE and Small Business Certification Programs About the DVBE Participation Program

California Small Business Preference Policy
http://www.calpers.ca.gov/index.jsp?bc=/business/how-to/contact-policies/smallbusiness.xml

Good Faith Effort Package
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/project_status/GFE_submittal.pdf

Find Certified Firms
State of California Find Certified Firms San Francisco Disadvantaged Enterprise Business Directory
Bond Program Contractors Bond Program Database

State Government Agencies
California Department of Industrial Relations California Department of Transportation
The California State Contracts Register (CSCR) California Business Enterprise Program
DVBE Certification and Participation Benefits California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Contractors State License Board
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/

Local Government
City of Sacramento Metropolitan Transportation Commission Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
County of Sacramento City of Los Angeles Certified Business Enterprises
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Greater San Diego County Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Network
The Riverside County Veterans Service Office  

Safety

http://www.scif.com/ - State Compensation Insurance Fund

Other Links
The California Association of Employers The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce's (CHCC)

Code Checker
http://www.codecheck.com/

Contractor Associations
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) The National Electrical Contractors Association
The Society for Protective Coatings Thelen Reid & Priest LLP
The American Society of Professional Estimators American Arbitration Association
The American Institute of Architects American Institute of Constructors
American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. The American Society of Appraisers
American Subcontractors Association, Inc American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society for Quality ASTM International
American Underground Construction Association APICS The Association for Operations Management
Associated Owners & Developers Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering
The Association of Licensed Architects The Builders Exchange Network
Construction Management Association of America Construction Industry Institute
The Construction Innovation Forum The Construction Specifications Institute
The Construction Users Roundtable The Deep Foundation Institute
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Firestop Contractor's Association
Mechanical Contractors Association of America National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Women in Construction The National Electrical Contractors Association
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute The Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc
Professional Women in Construction The Project Management Institute
Surety Information Office The Surety Association of America (SAA)
Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA  

Home Loans
http://www.homeloans.va.gov/

Federal Assistance
GovSpot Commerce Business Daily
U.S. Department of Labor Disabled American Veterans
Central Contractor Registration Library of Congress
National Association of Women in Construction U.S. Census Bureau
American Society of Safety Engineers Chemical Safety and Hazard Board
Environmental Protection Agency National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Transportation Safety Board Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health & Human Services Department of Transportation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
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