Small Business

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)‘s Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (SB Program) has established a Small Business overall project goal of 30 percent to be achieved through the utilization, in any combination and at any tier level, of firms who are certified as:

• Small Businesses (SB)
• Microbusinesses (MB)
• Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
• Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE)

As recognized by the federal Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program for SBs, California Department of General Services (DGS) for SBs, MBs, and DVBEs, and the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) for DBEs. Learn more about small business certification.

Small Business Enterprises

The Authority’s SB Program only recognizes those SBs certified through the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program and California DGS. Two resources for Information regarding these certifications are the U.S. Small Business Association and the California Small Business and DVBE site.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Within the overall 30 percent SB goal, the Authority has established a 10 percent DBE goal. The DBE goal is wholly race-neutral. The Authority’s SB Program only recognizes those DBEs certified through the CUCP. Learn about California’s DBE.

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises

Additionally within the overall 30 percent SB goal, the Authority has established a 3 percent DVBE goal. The Authority’s SB Program only recognizes those DVBEs certified through the California DGS.

California Rail Builders is committed to meeting or exceeding the established goals by providing a contracting environment that supports the success of small businesses participating on the project. Small businesses needing additional support, information, or help overcoming any barriers to performance, whether during the bidding/procurement process or post-award, should contact:

Amanda Craft
California Rail Builders
Small Business Officer
661-438-3440 ×25413



Ensuring CRB’s commitment to the Small Business Program, the following certified SB/MB/DBE/DVBE’s have participated on Construction Package 4:

2R Drilling

Alliance Ready-Mix

American Refuse

Associated Traffic Safety

Avila Traffic Safety

BC Laboratories, Inc.

Blueprint Enterprises

Capo Projects Group

Central Valley Environmental

Code Precast

Constar Supply

Curtis Electrical

CVE Demolition

DeWalt Corporation

Direct Safety Solutions

ERTEC Environmental Systems

Fine Grade Equipment


GeoX, Inc.

Hughes Construction

Integrity Technology

iWalk, Inc.

JAD & Associates

JMA Civil, Inc.

JP Transports

Katch Environmental

Kehoe Testing & Engineering

Kern Brothers Trucking

Kern Valley Printing

Knight’s Pumping & Portable Services

LaLonde Equipment Rental

Leo Tidwell Excavating Corp


Michael K Nunley & Assoc.

O’Dell Engineering

O’Leary’s Office Products

Othon, Inc.

Preferred Power Solutions

PTS Rentals

Rende Consulting Group

Salem Engineering


Soils Engineering, Inc.

South Tulare-Richgrove Refuse

Terra Environmental

Tri-F Consolidators

Triple E Trucking

Tyack’s Tire, Inc.

Unico Engineering

UBP-Bakersfield, Inc.

USC Supply

Verux, Inc.

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