Caltrans’ “Ask the Primes”: Prime Contractors on How to Succeed as a Sub

Caltrans’ “Ask the Primes”: Prime Contractors on How to Succeed as a Sub

Ask the Primes: Prime Contractors on How to Succeed as a Sub

Are you a small construction contractor who would like to work as a subcontractor on Caltrans’ construction projects? Not sure how to connect with primes and convince them to work with you? This event is for you! 

Caltrans District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties) is hosting an “Ask the Primes” panel discussion with prime construction contractors focusing on how small contractors can successfully work with primes on major Caltrans construction contracts. The event will consist of a panel discussion, Q&A, and networking opportunity. DBE, SB, and DVBE firms are encouraged to attend. Questions to be addressed include:

> What are the most important qualifications primes look for in subcontractors?

> What’s the best way to approach primes?

> What’s the most common challenge primes face when working with subcontractors?

> How do primes evaluate bids?

> How does the subcontractor payment process work?

What to Bring: Bring your capabilities statement, business cards, and questions! This is your opportunity to get insights from primes that will help you successfully pursue contracting opportunities.

Participating Prime Contractors: Flatiron, Peterson Chase, O’Donnell Construction, SFI and more!

Registration: This is a free event, but registration is required. 

Parking: On-site parking is not available. Please park in a nearby public lot or take transit. On-site parking will be provided for those attendees with ADA placards.

Reasonable Accommodation and Non-English Speakers: Please direct reasonable accommodation and interpreter requests by February 12, 2019, to Kelly Markham at or 213.897.0891. TTY 711.