CalAsian has partnered with the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community College system and Coastline Community College to develop a web-based curriculum called Contract Readiness. The program is designed specifically for small to medium sized enterprises – particularly minority, women, and disabled veteran owners – to prepare them for government, non-profit, and private corporation level procurement and contracting activities. Funded by Department of General Services and Pacific Gas & Electric, Contract Readiness offers an affordable online platform for developing an understanding of how to navigate the procurement and contract acquisition process.

The nine-module web based curriculum includes:

Module 1: Introduction – Welcome to Contract Readiness

Module 2: Preparing for Contracting – Are you Contract Ready?

Module 3: DGS and e-Procurement

Part 1:  e-Procurement Signing Up

Part 2:  Searching and Other Services

Module 4: The Small Business Marketplace

Module 5: Small Business Financial Records and Reporting Requirements

Module 6: Risk Management, Insurance & Bonding

Module 7: Business Law, Contracting & Employment

Module 8: The RFP – Responding to Contracting Opportunities

Module 9: Small Business Contracting – Sales and Marketing