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Tap Into Opportunities Newsletter

Our newsletter provides quicklinks to Metropolitan-sponsored events, current business opportunities and Business Outreach contacts.

Business Outreach Team
Business Outreach Hotline
(213) 217-7444

Business Outreach Events

Construction Expo
July 30-31,2014
Long Beach Convention Center

Metropolitan is one of the hosting agencies of this annual event to showcase public agency contracting opportunities. Click here to register for CalCon Expo 2014.

Click here for CalCon Expo's Building Your Dream video.


Business Outreach Team

Regional/Sm. Business Hotline
Call: (213) 217-7444

John Arena
Program Manager
213 217-5519

Ken Ashford
213 217-6719

Carmen Bermudez-Bracy
Contract Compliance
213 217-6295

Lydia McGee
Vendor Development
213 217-6566

213 217-7137

Wigsbert Mendoza
Water Technology & Innovation
213 217-7631

Peggy Vogt
Water Technology & Innovation
213 217-6456


Promoting participation in Metropolitan contracting opportunities to regional, small and disabled veteran-owned businesses in Southern California is a priority for Metropolitan.

Metropolitan has a small business utilization goal of 18 percent and a disabled veteran- business enterprise goal of 3 percent. Read more...


Register Your Business

Register through NetConnect –a simple online application process. 

Click here to see the benefits of registering your business with Metropolitan.

Business Programs

Metropolitan provides three programs to support small, regional and disabled veteran owned businesses. 

Small Business Program – Provides bid incentives and governmental contracting education for businesses that comply with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) industry guidelines.

Regional Business Program – Promotes equitable contracting opportunities and provides bid incentives for businesses located in Metropolitan’s 5,200 square-mile service area which includes portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. 

Disabled Veteran-owned Business Program – Encourages participation through bid incentives and tailored education for disabled veteran-owned businesses that have met either the State of California or federal certification requirements for disabled veteran-owned businesses.



Page updated: January 28, 2015