Bids & Proposals


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms are strongly encouraged to participate in Shasta County's contract opportunities.  County projects funded in whole or in part with federal funding sources are subject to DBE requirements set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26, and the State of California Department of Transportation DBE Program Plan, as well as other Caltrans guidelines.  For these projects, specific DBE requirements and project goals are detailed in the project's bid specifications.

Each year a Plan is submitted to Caltrans listing the measures the County will take to assist Caltrans in achieving its overall statewide DBE goal.  The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Liaison Officer can be contacted at (530) 225-5661.

There are many useful resources available to assist you in your DBE and SBE program efforts.  Please review the information below, and visit the links to the various web sites provided.

Federal Highway Administration's Civil Rights

FHWA Power Point Presentation - Tips for Evaluating Good Faith Efforts

Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual Forms

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletins

Caltrans Office of Business and Economic Opportunity

To find information about becoming a certified DBE or to search for certified DBEs, visit the Caltrans DBE Certification Brochure website.