About Our Business Outreach
The Alameda County Public Works Agency (ACPWA) hosts programs tailored for local business owners who want to develop their skillset, grow their businesses, and network with other local business owners. ACPWA offers many opportunities for professional consultants, contractors, and goods and services vendors to work with us.
Building Opportunities for Business (BOB)
Building Opportunities for Business (BOB) is a program brought to you by ACPWA that works to promote economic growth, local employment and business development within Alameda County by maximizing public contracting opportunities for local business. We encourage the participation of small and local contractors, consultants, and vendors by ensuring non-discrimination through outreach, education, and technical assistance.
BOB Education Sessions
Our BOB Education Series covers a wide range of topics including upcoming contracting opportunities, certification guidance, networking opportunities, and technical assistance.
Join us for the Upcoming Contracting Construction Opportunities 2022 B.O.B. Virtual Event on February 3, 2022, featuring:
- Alameda County Public Works Agency (ACPWA)
- East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD)
- Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC)
Beginning in February 2022 and extending throughout the summer, these events provide a unique opportunity for local businesses—including minority, women, and small business owners—to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities. As well as gaining insight into industry trends and information, attendees can make connections with key Public Works Agency staff members, and other Alameda County contracting and certifying agencies. These were previously presented in person, however, to ensure the safety of our hosts, partners, and participants we have moved this event series to a virtual format.
Our Contractors’ Academy is a workshop series for small and local contractors interested in breaking into public works contracting or growing their work in this sector. The Academy program typically consists of 4 sessions aimed at enhancing contractor understanding of public works contracting procedures, fine tuning estimating/bidding skills, and connecting specialty contractors with general contractors already doing business with ACPWA. The Academy is offered in the fall and has attracted more than 113 contractors so far.
Please check back for details about our 2021 contractors’ academy and join our mailing list to receive updates about all upcoming business opportunities with ACPWA.