Building Connections is the only Northern California Construction expo that will bring contractors, designers, construction professionals, suppliers and trade workers together to learn directly from various government agencies such as SMUD, CalTrans, DGS, Regional Transit, County of Sacramento, the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), and prime contractors about the increasing opportunities associated with more than $1 billion in public work projects currently proposed or underway. The government sector is in tremendous need of qualified contractors, professional service consultants, and skilled labor to support their construction programs. If your company directly or indirectly supports the design or construction industry, you need to have a presence at the Building Connections – A Construction Expo. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
Commercial Building Contractors
Heavy and Civil Engineering Contractors
Residential Building Contractors
Wholesalers & Retailers
Building Trade Unions
Construction Management Firms
Surety & Insurance Companies
All Specialty Trade Contractors
Materials & Equipment Suppliers
Architecture & Engineering Professionals
Business Development Resource Organizations
SMUDs $200M projected Capital Projects
CalTrans $500M projects for District 3
Regional Transits $75M Street Car Project
Sacramento County’s multi-million dollar Project
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9:30 – 10:30
I’m Certified Now What
California Department of General Services (DGS)
Now that you are certified as a Small and/or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, what do you do? Should you sit around and wait for the solicitations to pop up in your emails, call someone, or sip a cup of joe at Starbucks? Find out EXACTLY what you need to do! You may be surprised at the outcome.
Identifying and Responding to RFPs
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
RFP requirements can vary widely, but it is important to have an established evaluation and submission process for your business to succeed in capturing contracts. This session will address how to evaluate solicitations from government agencies and reach a bid/no bid decision, and then review how to prepare and submit responsive and responsible proposals.
Public Works Requirements
Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
10:30 – 11:15
2017 Look Ahead in Government Contracting
Sacramento Public Agency Consortium (SacPAC)
Hear from the County, CalTrans, SMUD and the State of CA about future projects in the region.
Technology in Construction
Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX)
This workshop will offer a panel of experts, exploring the current technologies that are changing the face of the construction industry.
Accessing Contracting Opportunities on Regional Rail Projects
In this workshop, participants will meet a panel of representatives from High Speed Rail Authority (HSR), Siemens, and Sacramento Regional Transit. This workshop is designed to encourage and support businesses interested in obtaining regional rail projects.
How to do Business with the County of Sacramento:
Navigating and Landing a Public Works Contract
This presentation is geared at vendors who want to do public works contracting with the County of Sacramento. It’s an interactive navigation through the type of contracts we offer and how to navigate the websites to successfully land a formal or informal contract with the County of Sacramento.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
This workshop will provide an overview of the federal contracting process including registration, small business certifications, looking for opportunities, and marketing to the federal government.
Tax Help for Construction Contractors
Board of Equalization (BOE)
To be successful, construction contractors must understand and comply with many complicated and confusing tax laws. Whether you owe sales or use tax on construction contracts depends on the type of contract and its terms, the type of property that is installed, and whether the property was purchased tax-paid. The Board of Equalization wants to help you understand these laws so you can stay focused on serving your customers and growing your business.
Board of Equalization • CA Department of Water Resources • CA Dept of Corrections Enterprise Information Services • CA Dept of Corrections Headquarters • CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs • CAD Masters, Inc. • California Capital • California Environmental Protection Agency • California High-Speed Rail Authority • California Highway Patrol • California Public Utilities Commission • Caltrans Headquarters • Caltrans, District 10 • Caltrans, District 3 • Calvet • Capital Region SBDC • Capture Technologies • Contractors State License Board • County of Sacramento • Department of General Services • Enterprise Truck and Fleet • Factory Motors Parts • Gerlinger Steel and Steel • Hensel Phelps • Ilum Solar • L&H Airco • Metro Chamber • S&S Supplies and Solutions • Sacramento Asian Chamber • Sacramento Black Chamber of commerce • Sacramento Business Journal • Sacramento County Business Information Center • Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency • Sacramento Regional Transit • Sacramento State • Safety Anchor Post • SCORE • SETA • SETA/Sacramento Works • SRBX • U.S. Small Business Administration • Small Minority Business • Spectrum Energy Development, Inc • Image In Flight • Roebbellen • Siemens Industry, Inc. • The Blue Book