Questions & Answers

Question: What businesses may participate in the Small Business Appreciation Happy Hour Promote?
Answer: We support the various race and gender neutral efforts to increase the availability of contracting opportunities for small business on contracts.  Within CA, these may include the following:
  • CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) - they certify DBEs via something called the Supplier clearing house where they issue a VON ID like 8DN00069.. this is used for all CPUC bound utilities such as AT&T, Verizon, PG&E, SCE, Golden State Water, San Gabriel Valley Water, etc…..
  • CA Department of General Services (also at the fed level) they certify a small business which is based upon trailing 3 years revenue. the issue a DGS number such as 60732 which is MP’s
  • Women Owned Small Business certification (WBENC which issues a certificate number like #252865 (MP’s)
  • CA Unified Certification program (CUCP) certification based upon firm size (trailing 3 year revenue) and disadvantaged class of ownership (like a woman).  Used at LA Metro.
Question: How do I get a copy of the Workshop presentations?
Answer: An email will be sent to all attendees containing a link to download all Workshop presentations shortly after Workshop ends.
Question: How do I get a Certificate of Attendance?
Answer: We will have these at the front desk.  If you miss us, send an email to with "Request for Certificate of Attendance"  and we can email you the certificate.
Question: How do I get to the hotel if I'm driving or coming from the airport?
Answer: Marriott Renaissance
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, California 92210, USA

More information is provided on the  hotel website