California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

An Architectural and Engineering Mentor - Protégé Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 11 and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) are pleased to introduce you to the Calmentor mentor-protégé program. This program is designed to encourage and support small businesses through voluntary partnerships with mid-size and larger firms. Specifically, the program aims to increase the participation of small Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms in public transportation projects in the San Diego region.

In order to ensure success, Caltrans and SANDAG have partnered with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – San Diego Chapter, and the Caltrans, District 11 Small Business Council (D-11 SBC). A Steering Committee consisting of representatives from Caltrans, ACEC and the D-11 SBC, have worked together to develop the program materials. Please take a moment to review them. Email the District 11 Calmentor team at D11_Calmentor@dot.ca.gov.

Program Documents

  • Program Brochure (pdf Adobe PDF Icon )
  • Program Schedule (pdfAdobe PDF Icon or doc Microsoft Word Icon)
  • Protégé Application (pdf or doc Microsoft Word Icon)
  • Mentor Application (pdfAdobe PDF Icon or doc Microsoft Word Icon)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU between Mentor & Protégé) (pdfAdobe PDF Icon or doc Microsoft Word Icon)
  • 5th Cycle Calmentor Kick-off Workshop Contact List (pdf Adobe PDF Icon) or (xls Excel logo)

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