Becoming Certified as a Small, Disadvantaged
or Disabled Veteran Subcontractor
The California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) seeks to have at least 30 percent of the work on the first construction phase of the State's high-speed rail project performed by companies that are certified as a:
- Small Business
- Micro Business
- Disabled Veteran Business
- Disadvantaged Business
If you are already certified, great! Just register with us now to become one of our potential project partners.
If you aren't certified, just click on one of the links below to start the process!
HOW TO GET CERTIFIED
There are a number of agencies through which you can apply for certification (or who can answer your certification questions):
- Federal Small Business Administration Central Contractors Registry
- California Department of General Services (DGS)
- California Department of Transportation - Office of Business and Economic Opportunity
- California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)
The Authority also provides small and disadvantaged business information, resources and support through its Small and Disadvantaged Business Program.
Once you're certified as a small, disadvantaged or disabled veteran business enterprise, you qualify to pursue work that counts towards the Authority's 30-percent goal.
WE'RE CERTIFIED. WHAT DO WE DO NEXT?
We'd like to meet with you and talk about partnering with our team.
One way for you to explore working with us is to attend one of our informational meetings in one of three major cities along the proposed high-speed rail route – Oakland, Los Angeles and Fresno. Check out our Upcoming Events to see when and where our next meetings will be held.
If you are interested in meeting our team but unable to attend one of our meetings, you can still register as a potential subcontractor. Just complete our Registration Form.
Or if you have questions, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team members will contact you within three (3) working days.
The CHSV team is committed to meeting the Authority's 30-percent goal by creating meaningful working relationships with the state's DBE/SBE businesses. And we appreciate your interest in working with us on this project.