Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Central Valley SCORE 
801 R Street Ste 201
Fresno, CA 93721

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Kristina Gonzalez (Hablo Español) 
SCORE- Counselors to America's Small Business 
559-487-5791 ext 2719 

DGS 2.0 - I'm Certified, Now What??

Doing Business with California State Government

*It is recommended that participants bring a laptop computer to this workshop. *

Did You Know Billions of Dollars are awarded every year to Small Business as a result of State Agencies is under Executive Order to do 25% of their procurement and contracts with Small Businesses (SB’s) and 3% with Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (DVBE’s)?  If you are a women owned or minority owned firm the state utilities have a Goal of 15% of their procurement contracts with Minority Owned firms.   

What you will learn in this seminar:

  • Find out which agencies buy your company’s products and services 
  • Reciprocity Program to attain One-Stop Certification in California
  • Market Your Business with Advocates that can assist you with their agencies
  • How to use our data base to get solicitations.
  • Update HSR

Hear from the Expert: Michael Aguillio

 Michael Aguillio, Small Business and Disable Veteran Business Enterprise Customer Liaison Officer for State of California Michael has over 20 years of experience within State Government. He has also worked in the federal & private sector. His State service includes:

* Senior IT buyer for the Energy Commission

* Warehousing Operations and Fleet manager for California Highway Patrol

* Cal-Fire Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program Administrator

* Contract administrator specializing in fuel acquisitions for Department of General Services (DGS)

Michael now represents the State of California, as a customer liaison educating Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises on how to do business with State Government.