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Small Business Committee

The mission of the APWA Small Business Committee is to provide APWA members opportunities to connect small businesses with large companies and agencies in order to provide new teaming opportunities that provide quality deliverables that meet agency's demands and commitments.

Small Businesses are welcomed to join the Caltrans District 11 Small Business Council meetings.  Due to the space available,  please RSVP if you plan to attend.  

Professional Services Committee Meetings are from 8 to 9:15am, and Council Meetings are from 9:30am to Noon:

February 27, 2019 - Planning for the Year

April 24, 2019 - Caltrans PM SR-11 Phase 2 Speaker

June 20, 2019 - Office of Business and Economic Opportunity Training Series District 11

June 26, 2019 - Dynamex Decision PAGA

August 28, 2019 - Big Picture A/E Opportunities-Joe Hull Guest speaker

October 23, 2019 - AB 626 Presentation by
Roger Ball, ACEC-CA Chairman of Legislative Action Committee

Professional Services Committee topics listed above are subject to change.

Please contact Annie if interested to attend.Contact Annie Aguilar at San Dieguito Engineering, Inc. at or call 858-345-1149.


April 11, 2019  APWA Luncheon Meeting: Caltrans SB 1 & SB 103 "The Roadway Repair and Accountability Act" Speakers: Marcelo Peinado and Debbie Lumpkin

April 24, 2019  DBE/ACDBE Certification at SDIA, from 6-8pm Presented by Cheryl Brown. RSVP by 4/22/2019 at

June 20, 2019 Office of Business and Economic Opportunity Training Series District 11: Doing Business with Caltrans: Getting Started 8-10am. Subcontractor Training 10-12pm. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Workshop 1-2:30pm. See handout link below: 


July 10, 2019 MEET THE SUBS Event hosted by APWA and CMAA CODE

October 10, 2019, the Construction and Collaboration (C&C) Mentor-Protégé Program is hosting their Kick-Off Meeting to commence the start of the 3rd Cycle! The Kick-off Event will provide information on the C&C Mentor-Protégé Program, how to participate and will be attended by General Contractors and several public agencies. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Harold J. Ballad Parent Center (Auditorium)
2375 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110


October 8, 2019

Caltrans: How to Get Certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).

  • African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, along with women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged by U.S. DOT. 
  • Other individuals can also qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged on a case-by-case basis.

    ·     As a certified DBE firm, increase your opportunities by bidding on federal contracts and working on federal           projects. Grow your business!

OBEO ensures non-discrimination in the execution of contracts and promotes positive external customer relations. OBEO is also dedicated to increasing the participation of Small business (SB), DBE, and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise firms in both Federal and State contracting procurement. DBE's are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.

DBE Certification Information

DBE Certification Brochure

DBE/ACDBE Application

DBE Personal Net Worth Statement (ensure this document is notarized and submitted with your DBE/ACDBE Application):

California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) Certifying Agencies:

December 2, 2019, 5p at Common Theory in Kearny Mesa
Small Business Committee Kick Off Meeting

Come meet other small business owners to discuss initiatives for the upcoming year.  Please RSVP Annie Aguilar at if you would like to attend.  

    Total Member : 5
  • Ms. Annie Sibug Aguilar, PE
  • Mr. Dennis R. LaSalle
  • Mr. Glen Parker, P Eng
  • Mr. James J. Nagelvoort
  • Mr. Pedro Orso-Delgado

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