General Contracting: As a Class B General Contractor we can help you to realize your project's completion by providing a wealth of experience, expert supervision and quality work through self-performed work and the hiring and management of qualified subcontractors.
Subcontracting: With a Class B contractor's license we have the ability to be flexible to meet most needs you might have. We have experience in carpentry, framing, drywall, insulation, concrete and labor needs, as well as many other areas.
Material Supply: We will work with you to find you the best prices on whatever material needs you have from construction supplies and materials to your office needs. We only use established suppliers, and when at all possible we try to use American and Veteran supplied products first. Let us know what your needs are and let us find the best products for you at a competitive price. And the best part is all materials or supplies ordered through us help you meet your DVBE requirement.
We can help you meet all or a portion of your DVBE requirement, and as a small business we can also help you achieve your small business goal as well. Let us know what your need is and let us help you find a solution to meet your goal.
The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Participation Goal Program for State contracts is established in Public Contract Code (PCC), Â§10115 et seq., Military and Veterans Code (MVC), Â§999 et seq., and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 2, Â§1896.60 et seq.
Recent legislation has modified the program significantly in that a bidder may no longer demonstrate compliance with program requirements by performing a "good faith effort" (GFE).
The minimum DVBE participation percentage (goal) is 3% for this solicitation unless another percentage is specified in the solicitation.
A DVBE incentive will be given to bidders who provide DVBE participation, unless stated elsewhere in the solicitation that the DVBE incentive has been waived.
The elimination of the Good Faith Effort (GFE) as a means for bidders to satisfy Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) contract participation requirements. Assembly Bill 21 of the Fourth Extraordinary Session (AB4X 21) requires that if a solicitation contains a DVBE participation goal, then departments must award contracts to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the goal. The GFE provision no longer applies under this new statute. The elimination of the GFE applies to all State contracts with a DVBE participation goal. Simply put, if you are the only responsible bidder who has met the DVBE participation goal, then you MUST be awarded the contract. If there are other contractors who also meet the goal, the contract MUST be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the DVBE participation goal.
Unless stated elsewhere in the solicitation that the DVBE incentive has been waived, in accordance with Section 999.5(a) of the Military and Veterans Code an incentive will be given to bidders who provide DVBE participation. For evaluation purposes only, the State shall apply an incentive to bids that propose California certified DVBE participation as identified on the Bidder Declaration GSPD-05-105, (located elsewhere within the solicitation document) and confirmed by the State. The incentive amount for awards based on low price will vary in conjunction with the percentage of DVBE participation. Unless a table that replaces the one below has been expressly established elsewhere within the solicitation, the following percentages will apply for awards based on low price.
Confirmed DVBE Participation of: DVBE Incentive:
5% or Over 5%
4% to 4.99% inclusive 4%
3% to 3.99% inclusive 3%
As applicable: (1) Awards based on low price - the net bid price of responsive bids will be reduced (for evaluation purposes only) by the amount of DVBE incentive as applied to the lowest responsive net bid price. If the #1 ranked responsive, responsible bid is a California certified small business, the only bidders eligible for the incentive will be California certified small businesses. The incentive adjustment for awards based on low price cannot exceed 5% or $100,000, whichever is less, of the #1 ranked net bid price. When used in combination with a preference adjustment, the cumulative adjustment amount cannot exceed $100,000.
(2) Awards based on highest score - the solicitation shall include an individual requirement that identifies incentive points for DVBE participation.
Only State of California, Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS), certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (hereafter called “DVBE”) who will perform a commercially useful function (CUF) shall be used to satisfy the DVBE requirements. The term “DVBE contractor, subcontractor or supplier” means any person or entity that satisfies the ownership (or management) and control requirements of §1896.81, is certified in accordance with §1896.84, and provides services or goods that contribute to the fulfillment of the contract requirements by performing a commercially useful function. Bidders must verify each DVBE subcontractor’s certification with OSDS to ensure DVBE participation eligibility prior to submitting bids.
As defined in MVC §999 (B), a person or an entity is deemed to perform a "commercially useful function" if a person or entity does all of the following: Is responsible for the execution of a distinct element of the work of the contract. Carries out the obligation by actually performing, managing, or supervising the work involved. Performs work that is normal for its business services and functions. Is responsible, with respect to products, inventories, materials, and supplies required for the contract, for negotiating price, determining quality and quantity, ordering, installing, if applicable, and making payment. Is not further subcontracting a portion of the work that is greater than that expected to be subcontracted by normal industry practices.
A contractor, subcontractor, or supplier will not be considered to perform a “commercially useful function” if the contractor's, subcontractor's, or supplier's role is limited to that of an extra participant in a transaction, contract, or project through which funds are passed in order to obtain the appearance of disabled veteran business enterprise participation.
These instructions contain information about the DVBE program requirements, bidder responsibilities. Bidders are responsible for thorough review and compliance with these instructions.
To meet the DVBE program requirements, bidders must complete and fully document compliance with the following:
Bidders must commit to meet or exceed the DVBE participation requirement in this solicitation by either Method A1 (bidder is a California certified DVBE) or A2 (bidder is not a California certified DVBE). Bidders must document DVBE participation commitment by completing and submitting all forms and documentation necessary to support meeting CUF. Forms include the Bidder Declaration (GSPD-05-105) and Std. 843 DVBE Declarations located elsewhere in the solicitation, the Confirmation Letter/Form as described below, and any other requested documentation. Failure to complete and submit the required form(s) as instructed will render the bid non-responsive.
METHOD A1. CERTIFIED DVBE BIDDER:
a. Commit to perform the participation goal percentage of the contract bid amount with its own resources or in combination with another DVBE(s).
b. Document DVBE participation on the Bidder Declaration GSPD-05-105 (Question 1b for the Prime and then any subcontractors (any person, firm, corporation that will participate in fulfilling any part of the contract.).
c. Submit a written Confirmation Letter/Form from each DVBE subcontractor identified on the Bidder
Declaration. The written confirmation must include the solicitation number and be signed by the Bidder and the DVBE subcontractor(s). The written confirmation shall include, but is not limited to, the DVBE scope of work, work to be performed by the DVBE, term of intended subcontract with the DVBE, anticipated dates the DVBE will perform required work, rate and conditions of payment and total amount to be paid to the DVBE. Failure to submit signed confirmations with the bid may render the bid non-responsive. If further verification is necessary, the State will obtain additional information to verify compliance with the above requirements.
d. Std. 843 DVBE Declarations form for all DVBE participants (prime or sub).
METHOD A2. NON-DVBE BIDDER:
a. Commit to using DVBE(s) to perform the participation goal percentage of the contract bid amount.
b. Document DVBE participation on the Bidder Declaration GSPD-05-105.
c. Submit a written Confirmation Letter/Form from each DVBE subcontractor identified on the Bidder Declaration. The written confirmation must include the solicitation number and be signed by the Bidder and the DVBE subcontractor(s). The written confirmation shall include, but is not limited to, the DVBE scope of work, work to be performed by the DVBE, term of intended subcontract with the DVBE, anticipated dates the DVBE will perform required work, rate and conditions of payment and total amount to be paid to the DVBE. Failure to submit signed confirmations with the bid may render the bid non-responsive. If further verification is necessary, the State will obtain additional information to verify compliance with the above requirements.
d. Std. 843 DVBE Declarations form for all DVBE participants.
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