Anyone who works in a government agency is no stranger to working with vendors. Throw in state and local government budget increases, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the number of contracts and vendors that need to be managed increases.
As a result of these investments in the public, government agencies in California might have increased the number of small businesses they contract with, supporting the work of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). Small businesses need support, often as a matter of survival. Yet even for the most experienced of teams, dealing with many grants, contracts, debts, vendors, and other moving parts, orchestrating it all can seem overwhelming.