Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the CDCR has an SB/DVBE Program and it is the commitment and policy of CDCR to provide SB/MB/DVBEs with the opportunity to participate in service, commodity and construction contracts to the maximum extent feasible in the performance of contracts and subcontracts. The department mission is to meet or exceed the minimum 3 percent DVBE and 25 percent SB/MB annual contracting goal. View the SB/DVBE web page for more information.
Yes, the CDCR Statewide SB/DVBE Advocate is available at the Office of Business Services 10000 Goethe Road, Suite C-1 Sacramento, CA 95827. Additionally, the CDCR also has SB/DVBE Advocate liaisons at each institution, facility, and programs. View the SB/DVBE web page for more information.
“Yes, the CDCR provides socioeconomic preferences to qualifying bids. Examples include a 5 percent or $50,000 SB Preference, a 5 percent or $50,000 non-Small Business preference, a 5 percent or $500,000 DVBE BID Incentive, 5 percent enterprise zone preference, and a 5 percent recycled tire derived product preference.
The total bid preference may not exceed a combined 15 percent or $500,000.
Competitive solicitations for services are advertised on www.bidsync.com website.
Yes, the CDCR solicits quotes directly from two or more certified SB/MB and/or DVBE firms and awards to the lowest bidder when spending above $5,001 and less than $249,999.99 for non-information technology (IT) goods/services, and IT goods/services. The maximum dollar award for public works is $269,999.99.