Event to help small-business owners develop government contracts

An upcoming event is designed to help small-business owners develop contracts with government agencies.

The Central Coast Public Purchasing Alliance (CCPPA), a partnership among Caltrans, San Luis Obispo County, Cal Poly, the city of San Luis Obispo and several other government agencies, is hosting the free business fair Thursday at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building.

Small-business owners will be able to meet one-on-one with buyers from each agency, attend multi-agency workshops related to construction, goods and services, and receive information on smallbusiness certifications.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to learn about contracting with government agencies, to network with their officials and become a certified small business,” said Ann Danko, Caltrans’ small-business liaison for the Central Coast, in a news release.

Businesses can register at or call Cody Van-Dorn of the San Luis Obispo County Department of General Services at 781-5059.