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Doing Business with the City of Stockton

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Small Business Resources

The San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center offers resources and educational opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) and other small businesses, including skills to help with competing for government contracts.  (See External Links below.)

Also listed is a link to the City of Stockton’s DBE Instructions to Bidders, which describes the City’s DBE Program requirements.

Public Works Projects

Contractor Registration Requirements:

Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.1(a): A Contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered Contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the Contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

Only vendors/contractors subject to the Public Works statutes would be required to register. A&E firms not doing or subcontracting out tasks subject to public work requiring prevailing wages are not subject to registration and PW laws. Design work is not subject to prevailing wages, and therefore not considered public work, and the firm does not have to register.

For example, A&E tasks subject to PW laws would be:

  • surveying,
  • soil testing,
  • material testing, and
  • building/construction inspection.

Prevailing wage determinations exists for these jobs.


Last Update : 12/19/2023, 3:10:08 PM