Bid Advantages

State of California Government Buyers

Only one quote needed....
Did you know that you only have to obtain one quote for contracts under $5000.00 if that bid is furnished by a Small Business or DVBE?  (California Government Code
​14838.5c).  Simplify your procurement workload.  In the future, let us provide you your only fair and reasonable price quote.

State of California

​ 5% bid advantage for Small Businesses....
California law (AB 1084) provides a mandatory 5% bid preference to certified California small business companies.

Bid incentives for DVBE's....
​Effective October 9, 2007, California law (SB 115) provides a 1%–5% stackable bid incentive to certified California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) companies. Some of these bid opportunities will not contain a maximum incentive cap.

Small Business bid incentives for large prime contractors who use our SB/DVBE company....
California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Subchapter 1896.6, allows a non-small business to claim a 5% small business bid preference if they commit to subcontract at least 25% of the net bid price with a certified California small business. This allows large, prime contractors, not necessarily California-based, to compete for State of California contracts as if they are a certified California small business.

​DVBE's are the only group that receive targeted opportunities.... 
Proposition 209, passed by California voters in 1996, ended all preferential public contracting incentives for individuals or groups on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. As a result, service-disabled veterans are the only group that currently receive targeted opportunities for California’s billions of dollars in annual contract awards.

Companies Regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission

​ California Public Utilities Code 8282 requires Commission-regulated gas, electric, water, and telephone utilities, and their regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, with gross annual revenues exceeding $25 million, to submit annual verifiable plans for increasing procurement from certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) companies. General Order (GO) 156 requires each utility to establish goals for utility purchases of services, goods, and fuel as a percentage of the approximately $13 billion annual total procurement for DVBEs. The current goal is 1.5 percent, which would yield approximately $200 million for DVBE enterprises.