Contracting Connections Program Helps Small Businesses Certify, Connect, and Grow


L.A. County's Contracting Connections Program. #CertifyConnectGrow

Updated April 28, 2017

L.A. County’s Contracting Connections is a new program to help small businesses compete for County contracts.

The County’s goal over the next four years is for 25 percent of eligible contracts to go to certified local small businesses and three percent to disabled veteran-owned businesses. There’s about $1 billion of County contracts for goods and services available to small businesses. If your small business sells it, the County probably buys it!

“The Board of Supervisors has shown a serious commitment to helping small businesses thrive and grow in the County," said DCBA Director Brian J. Stiger. “The L.A. County Contracting Connections program will assist and guide small businesses competing for County contracts.”

Los Angeles County has also worked to improve the certification process, and designated small business advocates in each County department to help businesses bid on contracts. The County also created a new Social Enterprise certification to assist businesses with a mission of serving the community.

Learn how a certified local small business owner has grown his business working with Los Angeles County.

A chance to go big from Los Angeles County Newsroom on Vimeo.

Certify your small business with L.A. County today!

For more information on L.A. County’s Contracting Connections, contact DCBA Small Business Services at (323) 881-3964 or (855) 230-6430 and download the brochures below:

L.A. County's Contracting Connections program

Local Small Business Enterprise preference program

Social Enterprise preference program

Disabled Veteran Enterprise preference program

Community Business Enterprise program

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Small Business Concierge program