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Building Small Business Inclusion and Opportunity
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Mayor Bass is committed to “helping small businesses – as well as minority and women-owned businesses – navigate the city’s procurement process.”

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Bidding for a Government Contract Takes Preparation 

Contract Ready LA (CRLA) is the first Los Angeles-based program of it's kind connecting small and minority businesses to no cost services and resources that helps businesses gain the foundation needed to contract.


Procurement Guidance

All Contract Ready L.A. participants  are asked to follow the steps below to get the foundation their businesses need to bid for City contracts.

Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC)

All individuals or entities conducting business activities within the City of Los Angeles are required to apply for and obtain a BTRC. Not sure if you are registered? Check here.

To check if your business is in compliance with the City,

call (844) 663-4411 or email for assistance.

Business Registration


Registration in the City's Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP) provides businesses access to contracting opportunities from both government and private sectors. 

To check if your business is in compliance with the City,

call (844) 663-4411 or email for assistance.



Your business may qualify for Certifications. While certifications do not guarantee that a firm will win contracts, they may open the door to many contracting opportunities.

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Make sure your business is in compliance with all local, state and federal mandates. If your business is located in the City of L.A. and needs help, please reach out to one of the City's BusinessSource Centers

Oct 10, 2024, 9:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles
Join us at the Los Angeles Convention Center for a day filled with networking, learning, and collaboration. Learn about contracting opportunities in sports, entertainment and government ahead of the 2028 Olympics and Paralympic Games and other major sporting and entertainment events.
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How it works


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Once you sign up, you are automatically invited to events and webinars, giving you access to connections and advise from countless industry experts.


Explore self-guided resources

Visit our website as more resources are added regularly to support your business's procurement journey.


One-on-one help

for your business

Contract ready L.A. will soon launch its procurement assistance services. Meanwhile, please reach out to a BusinessSource Center near you for individualized assistance. 

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Partnership focused on Small Business Inclusion and Opportunity

Contract Ready L.A. is brought to you by Mayor Karen Bass and the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Los Angeles City Office of Procurement, the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce development Department, the Bureau of Contract Administration, and the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. 


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