Thursday, October 13, 2016

SBA Seeks 2017 Award Nominations - San Diego District Office

SBA’s San Diego Office Seeks Nominations for 2017 Small Business Week Awards
Eleven Categories for Business Awards and Recognition
Nominees must be located in San Diego or Imperial Counties.
Each year during National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contributions to the American economy and society. SBA is currently accepting nominations for several SBA award categories including the 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Award.
The San Diego SBA district office serves San Diego and Imperial Counties. Trade associations, chambers of commerce, lenders and business organizations frequently nominate candidates. A business owner may also nominate themselves or other candidates.
Business entrepreneurs throughout the Southern California area will be honored during Small Business Week 2017 with many local events. Through the work of entrepreneurs, jobs are created, families are given a better life and whole communities are transformed. This is an opportunity to recognize an individual or an organization dedicated to the support of the small business community.
Award categories include: (California winner will compete nationally.)
Small Business Person of the Year (District winner will compete for California award)
Small Business Exporter of the Year (District winner will compete for California award)
San Diego District Only Awards:
  • Women-Owned Small Business 
  • Minority-Owned Small Business 
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Family-Owned Small Business
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Journalist of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year
(San Diego District nominees must be located within San Diego or Imperial County)
For more information about the nomination process and criteria, contact Cynthia Harris at (619) 727-4884 or e-mail: (Please list the categories in which you are interested). The deadline for submitting nominations to the San Diego office is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Note: Some award categories offered by the San Diego office may not be offered by other district offices.

If your nominee is not located within San Diego or Imperial County, please contact your
local SBA district office

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Estimating Class


Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC), a fully integrated joint venture between Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog, and Skanska, is thrilled to introduce its Construction Bench Program!

MCTC is looking for local certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Small Business (SB) firms and suppliers to enroll in their construction Bench Program, which will provide enrolled firms with preferential subcontract opportunities on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project. MCTC seeks to include a variety of services from DBE and SB firms. The Construction Bench will serve as a shortlist of contract-ready firms from which MCTC will be able to expeditiously seek bids and put DBE/SB firms to work in order to meet the ongoing needs of the project.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for the Construction Bench Program, firms must be certified as either a DBE by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) or a SB by the California Department of General Services (DGS). Candidate firms will also need:

·         A current Department of Industrial Relations number

·         Quality Safety Records

·         A California Contractor’s License

·         Applicable NAICS Codes

MCTC will offer DBE firms assistance with bonding, insurance and financing. MCTC will be releasing construction bench opportunities throughout the project, and will apply deadlines for questionnaire submission prior to their release. Please submit completed questionnaires by December 30, 2016 for consideration for work in early 2017.

Construction Bench Program Scopes of Work:

Scopes of work include, but are not limited to, the following: Tree removal, fencing, landscaping, electrical, masonry, painting, traffic control, trucking, concrete flatwork, anti-graffiti coating and clearing and grubbing.

To apply for the MCTC Construction Bench Program, download and fill out the MCTC Questionnaire here:, and submit via email to for consideration. All eligible DBE and SB firms are encouraged to apply.