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Training, education and technical assistance opportunities are provided to enhance SLEBs successful participation in County procurement and contracting programs.

The County of Alameda will:

  • Conduct outreach activities through participation in Business Outreach Bureau (BOB) meetings, networking/bidder/proposer conferences, Interagency Alliance events, community meetings, distribution of SLEB program information, etc., in order to encourage the participation of small local and emerging businesses in the SLEB program; Calendar of Events
  • Identify and eliminate institutional or procedural barriers which could prohibit or inhibit active participation by SLEBs in County contracting opportunities;
  • Provide on-going public information on County's policy regarding SLEB participation and program elements;
  • Provide assistance to SLEBs to facilitate a better understanding of the County's procurement and contracting practices;
  • Maintain and distribute information about available SLEBs;
  • Maintain communication with appropriate associations, industries, organizations, etc., in order to promote and facilitate utilization of SLEBs;
  • Develop technical partnerships to provide training and capacity building opportunities for SLEBs;
  • Manage and evaluate SLEB program components including, but not limited to monitoring participation of contractors and subcontractors and program compliance;
  • Perform ongoing assessment of program effectiveness and implement enhancements including, but not limited to, contractor and subcontractor support components for bonding and assistance, mentor prot�g�, financial assistance, job training and screening and other services.