Small Business Matchmaking Event

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Small Business Matchmaking Event

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its resource partners are hosting a FREE Small Business Matchmaking Event.

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California Department of General Services 707 3rd Street West Sacramento, CA 95605

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About this event

The purpose of the Matchmaking event is to provide small businesses with an opportunity to have 5 minute one-on-one meetings with representatives from the two shortlisted teams for the High-Speed Rail Track & Systems $1.6 billion procurement.

Scheduling for the Matchmaking Appointments are first come first served and will take place at the Event Registration Table onsite.


The Track and Systems procurement is proposed to be a design-build-maintain contract with a scope of work that includes design and construction of track work, railway systems, and electrification, as well as testing and commissioning. The Track and Systems contract, as proposed, will also include a 30-year term of maintenance for both the underlying civil works and the track and systems work. The Track and Systems work would be issued through multiple Notices to Proceed (NTP) for the Central Valley to Silicon Valley segment.

The Scope of Work includes: design, construction and a 30-year maintenance agreement:

  • Modern Automatic Train Control (ATC) System - Incorporates functional requirements of Positive Train Control (PTC)
  • Communication system
  • Early earthquake detection
  • Station platforms, canopies and vertical circulation (no buildings)
  • Overhead Contact System (OCS)
  • High-Voltage sub station and switching stations to support OCS
  • Operational Control Center (OCC)
  • Maintenance of Way Facilities
  • 30-year maintenance responsibilities of constructed civil structures
  • 30% Small Business participation goal

Visit the High-Speed Rail Authority's Track & Systems website for more information.


The day’s Agenda includes:

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration and Matchmaking Appointment Scheduling
  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Matchmaking Appointments (signups are first come first served)