How to Get Certified with the State of CA

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Register for Event How to do Business with CACertification Information

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Small Business Program along with California Department of General Services (DGS) will host a virtual workshop on April 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The workshop will cover how to get certified with the State of California and the benefits of becoming certified as a Small Business/Micro Business (SB/MB), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Small Business for Public Works (SB-PW).

The Workshop will cover:

  • An overview of the HSR Small Business Program
  • Small Business certifications accepted by HSR
  • United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSC)
  • Navigating the HSR Small Business webpages
  • Finding contract opportunities
  • And much more…

You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply for SB/DVBE/SB-PW Certifications
  • Stay connected and engaged with HSR
  • Register your business in Connect HSR Registry
  • Identify contract opportunities
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