There are several resources to encourage and promote Disadvantage and Minority Businesses, here is the short list of some useful places:
1. Department of General Services (GSA)
-Get certified as a Small Business or a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise
-Procurement resources for the State of California
-Locate current contracts
2. Minority Business Development Agency
-Provides certification, loans, bidding opportunities.
-Locate bids that are currently underway
-Partner with other companies and post opportunities
3. California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)
-Locate and/or register as a DBE or ACDBE and you will be accepted by all USDOT recipients in the state of California.
-Links to federal and state agencies.
4. U.S. Small Business Administration
-They offer training, counseling, loans, and a host of other resources.
-Locate SBA businesses in your area.