Presentation on theme: "Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Policy & Program."— Presentation transcript:
Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Policy & Program
SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) POLICY BACKGROUND Adopted in February of 2003, the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) policy established a 25% SBE participation goal on all District contracts. Sixty-percent (60%), or $944 million, awarded to SBE firms in construction since July Low bidder must submit documentation of SBE subconstractors, Form 00655, to ensure compliance with policy. Contractors must submit list of subcontractor (SBEs) payment to LAUSD with monthly invoice.
HOW CAN THE SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM ASSIST YOU? If you are a small contractor: Access to contract opportunities Commitment to be your ”Owner of Choice” Continued Education Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification If you are a large contractor: Commitment to be your “Owner of Choice” Provide you with access to Small Business Boot Camp graduates… contractors who are familiar with LAUSD policies. Provide you with access to certified SBE firms
Small Business Program Services & Programs Small Business Boot Camp FREE 8-Week Program for Small Contractors Access to bonding, safety training, and how to bid on LAUSD projects Over 375 program Graduates Awarded over $25 million to Graduates Three locations: South LA, East LA, and San Fernando Valley Contractor MoneyWorks FREE 5-Seminar Program for Contractors Improves Financial Literacy and Capacity Cash Flow Management Credit Clean Up Financial Statements State & Federal Tax Guidelines Legal Business Structure
SBE CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES LAUSD will accept other public agency small business enterprise (SBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. LAUSD provides SBE certification to eligible firms, if business is not certified by another certifying agency. SBE certification application is streamlined. Processing takes approximately one week.
CONTACT INFORMATION Veronica Soto, Dir. Contractor Relations and Small Business Program Phone: Lori Sanchez, Assistant Program Manager Phone: Michael Bejarano, Program Coordinator Phone: Office Address: Los Angeles Unified School District Facilities Services Division 333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 23 rd Floor Los Angeles, CA