March 23, 2012 

U.S. Small Business Administration
 Increases Size Standards

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The United States Small Business Administration has completed reviews of two North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors. In Sector 48-49 (transportation and warehousing), 22 industries have increased size standards that will go into effect March 26, 2012.  


In Sector 54 (professional, technical, and scientific services), 37 small business size standards have changed, effective March 12, 2012.


Still under consideration for size standard changes are: 

Sector 62 - Healthcare are and social assistance.  The deadline for comments is April 24, 2012.   


Federal size standard are used to determine whether a business is considered small or large. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California uses the size standard for its small business certification 



If you would like to review the SBA's proposed or final rules and comments,  please visit their Web site.   


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California Construction Expo 2012

 August 2, 2012     8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Pasadena Convention Center

  Cal Con 2011

 The California Construction Expo 2012 is the Golden State's premiere gathering for contractors, designers, construction professionals, suppliers and construction workers to learn directly from government agencies about the increasing opportunities associated with $150 billion in public work programs currently proposed or underway.  


The government sector is in tremendous need of qualified contractors, professional service consultants, and skilled labor to support their construction programs. If your company directly or indirectly supports the design or construction industry, you need to have a presence at CalCon Expo 2012.


For information on this event, please visit the Cal Con Expo's website.

Business Events Calendar

Click here to view a calendar of business events and networking opportunities throughout Southern California.

Current Business Opportunities 




RFB 44668A 

Diesel Powered Hydraulic 50 K CFM Blower with Trailer Mounted

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RFB 244444

Two (2) Reconditioned Alfa Laval Model MAB 103B-24-60 Lube Oil Purifier

Bid Description  


RFB 242088A

Diesel Powered-Rotary Compressor

Bid Description


RFB 239622

Landscape Maintenance for Diemer Plant

Bid Description


RFP 239622

Landscape Maintenance for Diemer

Bid Description


RFQ 244168

Vegetation Management & Maintenance in Fire Management Areas at Metropolitan's Diemer Treatment Plan

Bid Description




Spec. Num. 1690

Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant Sodium Hydroxide Tank Replacement

Bid Description


Spec. Num. 1600

Weymouth Oxidation Retrofit Program (ORP) - Ozonation Facilities

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Spec. Num. 1712

Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant Hazardous Waste Storage Facility

Bid Description


Spec. Num. 1641

La Verne Maintenance Shops Upgrade - Stage 4

Bid Description


Spec. Num. 1719

CRA Wide Network Microwave Upgrade

Bid Description


Spec Num. 1697

Weymouth Emergency Broadcast System Rehabilitation

Bid Description 

MWD Resource Center   

MWD Business Center - One stop resource for purchasing, professional service and construction opportunities, SBE certification and vendor registration and guidelines


MWD Business Outreach  - For any questions related to Metropolitan's regional and small business program -  Metropolitan home page 


My Jobs: Careers@Met - Metropolitan employment information and opportunities


For information about MWD's Business Outreach Program, please contact the appropriate staff:

John Arena- Program Manager

(213) 217-5519


Ken Ashford- Outreach & Events

(213) 217-6719


Carmen Bermudez-Bracy - Contract Compliance

(213) 217-6295


Lydia McGee - Vendor Development

(213) 217-6566


Nicole Meggerson de Martinez - Construction/Architecture/Engineering 

 (213) 217-7137


Wigsbert Mendoza Sustainability Business Development

(213) 217-7631


Peggy Vogt - Certification

(213) 217-6456

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