How can the California Construction Contracting Program benefit me?

The program makes available strategically placed California Construction Contracting Programs, all located within existing Small Business Development Centers, offering the free training and counseling you need to enhance your ability to bid for and WIN state highway and other local agency construction contracts.

Small Business Development Opportunities

Receive complimentary, personalized construction management counseling in a confidential, one-on-one setting that will increase your successful participation in Federal-aid highway projects and other transportation related contracts. Counseling and training is provided by experts in the transportation contracting and management field. Areas of counseling and training include:

  • Cost estimating methodologies
  • Cost proposal assistance
  • Marketing to prime contractors
  • Expectations from prime contractors
  • Proposal development
  • Researching the internet/web to identify projects available for bid or proposals
  • Preparing bid and proposal documents for on-line submittal
  • Architectural and Engineering preparation and related technical requirements
  • Next steps after receiving a contract award

How do I find out more?

The California Construction Contracting Program is a partnership between Caltrans, the California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development Program and the California Small Business Development Center program. To find out more go to the California Construction Contracting Program website at, please

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