Small Business Services
If you are a small business and interested in doing business with the City, you may want to consider becoming certified. The small business certification benefit provides bid preference and other incentives. In order to become a certified small business with the City of Sacramento, you must:
- Be independently owned and operated
- Not dominant in the field of operations
- Have your principal office located in California
- Have owners and officers domiciled in California
- Together with its affiliates, is either a service, construction, or non-manufacturer that has 100 or fewer employees, with an average annual gross receipts not exceeding $12,000,000 over the previous three tax years or a manufacturer that has 100 or fewer employees
If you meet the five criteria listed above then you can apply for a new small business certification, or to obtain a provisional or recertification, click here.
If you are interested in conducting business with a certified small business vendor, the city offers a searchable vendor referral database.
Get involved with us! There’s a role for you in all our efforts. Advocacy and outreach services encompass multi-level efforts to improve the small business climate within City government and the greater Sacramento region by:
- Promoting dialogue between government and small business
- Bringing together small business owners, local chambers, government agencies to ensure government acts in all ways to help small business and not create obstacles.
Marketing small businesses, acting as liaison among stakeholders, i.e Purchasing Agents, Prime and Sub Contractors
- Building trust by developing internal and external relationships
- Participating in Business Networks and Advocacy Groups
Streamlining a transparent and timely certification process
Examining participation of small businesses to strategize improvement of delivery services to be responsive to the needs of small business
Supporting City Council’s Small Business Development and Employment Advisory Board’s role in reviewing policy, practices, and procedures