Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit

Small business owners filed a motion today asking to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle Caltrans' Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). The group of business owners asking to intervene oppose the lawsuit and support the DBE program, which aims to give minority and women-owned businesses equal opportunity to compete for federal contracts. "Small … Continue reading Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit

Calif. Transportation Dept. to Reinstate Race-Conscious Contract Goals

The Coalition for Economic Equity (CEE) on Friday announced that after a nearly three-year hiatus, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is poised to reinstate race-conscious goals for federally funded transportation contracts in California. CEE is an umbrella coalition of associations serving diverse minority- and women-owned businesses that was first formed in 1982 in response … Continue reading Calif. Transportation Dept. to Reinstate Race-Conscious Contract Goals