Veterans are an integral part of the fabric of the County of Los Angeles. As business owners, veterans have unparalleled talent, perspective and tenacity. The Board of Supervisors strives to help veterans start and grow their business and strongly encourages them to take advantage of contracting opportunities with the County.
The County buys nearly everything from office supplies and clothing, to event planning services and consulting services for various County initiatives like improving mental health services and fighting homelessness. We regularly highlight interesting bids (solicitations) on our Twitter account.
Curious about doing business with the County? Check out what some of our certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs) have to say:
In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018-19, over $227 million was awarded to certified Local Small Business Enterprises (LSBEs), Disabled Veteran-Business Enterprises (DVBEs) and Social Enterprises (SEs) – a 45% increase from the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017-18. The County is working to increase these contracting figures for certified vendors.
Get certified! Certified DVBEs are eligible for a 15% bid price reduction when bidding on contracting opportunities for certain goods and services with the County. This preference was created to help DVBEs compete against larger firms during the solicitation process. You can learn more about the benefits of certifying as a DVBE here.
For more information on how the Office of Small Business can help you, please submit a question or call us at 323-881-3964. Be sure to RSVP to our last Contracting Connections event of 2018 in Montebello to learn more about selling your goods and services to the County of Los Angeles.