From the California High-Speed Rail Authority:

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in partnership with the Office of California State Senator Jim Beall and the City of San Jose, are hosting a Small Business Enterprise Certification Workshop at no cost to small businesses.

The workshop will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certification from the California Department of General Services (DGS). Information on Federal 8(a) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (minority and women-owned) certifications will also be provided. Translation services will be provided in Spanish and Vietnamese. 

 Space is limited! Please RSVP: 

ÔÇ∑ Send RSVP to Meilani Sabadlab at or (916) 414-2578. 

ÔÇ∑ Include event date, desired certification session, your full name, business name, address, and contact number. 


Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. ‚Äì 1:00 p.m.

At the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116  

  • 9:00 ‚Äì 10:00 ‚Äì Networking 
  • 10:00 ‚Äì 10:45 ‚Äì High-Speed Rail Presentation 
  • 10:45 ‚Äì 11:00 ‚Äì Break 
  • 11:00 ‚Äì 1:00 ‚Äì Certification Sessions (Please Note: Choose from one of the two Certification Sessions below as they are being offered simultaneously) 

o Session A ‚Äì On-the-Spot Small Business Certification presented by DGS 

o Session B ‚Äì Educational Presentation on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification presented by VTA 

* Habr√° disponibles servicios de traducci√≥n en espa√±ol durante la reuni√≥n p√∫blica. 

* Trong cu·ªôc h·ªçp c√¥ng c·ªông s·∫Ω c√≥ d·ªãch v·ª• d·ªãch thu·∫≠t ti·∫øng Vi·ªát. 

For On-The-Spot Small Business Certification You Must Bring the Following Materials to Workshop: 

ÔÇ® Personal laptop with Wi-Fi accessibility 

ÔÇ® Applicant/Affiliate Federal Tax Returns for the past three (3) years (Please have your tax returns available in electronic PDF format) 

ÔÇ® Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) (if applicable) 

ÔÇ® Secretary of State Number (if applicable) 

ÔÇ® Home address of Officers, Member/Manager and Partners 

ÔÇ® Social Security Number (if sole proprietor) 

ÔÇ® Dunn & Bradstreet Number (if applicable) 

ÔÇ® Contractors State License Board Number (if applicable) 

*In some cases, additional documentation may be required to complete certification. 

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