Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 14, 2014
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • Caesar Chavez Library 163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570
    Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center - SWVBRC
    The SWVBRC Presents

    County of Riverside
    Purchasing and Fleet Services
    Doing Business with the County
    4 Session Vendor Workshops Series

    (2 of 4)

    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Monday, July 14, 2014


    The Caesar Chavez Library
    163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570
    Get Directions

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    Attend all four sessions and receive:
    • The SWVBRC Certification of Completion signed by the County. 
    • 50% Discount to The ARRC® full web development and Video Production services.  Get your business found.

    What We Will Cover
    This is a free training program
    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Responding to a Bid/Proposal, Vendor Selection Process, Prevailing Wage, Construction and non-Construction Bids, Vendor Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy

    Future Dates
    Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
    Session 3 of 4
    Insurance Requirements, Performance Bonds, Bid Bonds, Worker’s Compensation and Vendor/Contractor Program

    Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
    Session 4 of 4
    Meet the County of Riverside Buyers
    To receive a Certificate of Completion, you MUST ATTEND in person, no exceptions.

    Meet the Speakers
    Rod JaffeRod Jaffe,
    Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager
    County of Riverside - Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

    Rod Jaffe has worked for Riverside County for 15 years the last event as the DPSS Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager.  Rod has educational experience from several universities' most recently from CUR's Executive Management Program, San Diego State's Leaders in Action program and Riverside County's Leadership Initiative.  Before he joined the COunty, Rod was Vice President and General Manager of Quality Drug Corporation in Newport Beach, California.  ROd is also the current President of the National Contract Management Association - Inland Empire chapter. 

    As a regular speaker, Rod has done presentations on Ethics in Government, Generations in the Workplace, Understanding Social Service Funding and How to Answer a Request for Proposal.  Rod currently oversees a wide range of units in the County including: Contracting, Purchasing, Warehouse Operations Vehicles, Asset Management, Records Management and Travel.  

    Rita M. MedellinRita M. Medellin,
    Project Manager II
    County of Riverside - Economic Development
    Agency/Project Management Office

    Rita Medellin was raised in Compton, California and relocated from Los Angeles County to Riverside County in 1988.  She was employed as a Purchasing Agent with a firm in Montebello, CA and decided to pursue a professional field in Purchasing by receiving her certification from UCLA as a Purchasing and Materials Manager.

    Rita is currently a Construction Project Manager with EDA/PMO for the County of Riverside.  Currently Rita specializes in small construction projects and has completed approximately 250+ projects to date, with her largest roject valued at $2.6 million.  Prior to working with EDA/PMO, Rita worked with Purchasing & Fleet Services for 17+ years as the Procurement Contract Specialist for several commodities including Public Works for construction projects under $125,000. 

    Rita has presented several Public Works training classes for county departments throughout and continues to assist when called to duty.
    For Information

    Please go to to RSVP for the Event

    Call for more details and directions:

    Jennifer de Spain,
    Account Executives Intern
    Phone: (951) 443-1980

    Space is limited so please register early.


    • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • 101 N. D Street, PERRIS CA 92570
    4th Annual Summit, Perris, CA November 13th
    Free Admission for Attendees

    Need a place to stay?
    Call Red Lion Hotels for discounted rate!

    Phone: 951.943.5577
    Manager: Cindy Espinoza

    Address: 480 S. Redlands Ave. Perris CA 92570

    Use summit discount code ($79 a night): SWVBRC

    Get Directions to Red Lion Hotel

    Promised to be the Most Productive EVER!

    Albert R. Renteria
    Food, Hotel, Sponsorship, Security, Plan B for Bad Weather

    Wayne Gross
    Department of General Services, Outreach Liaison
    Registration, Speakers, Transportation,  Buyers  Workshops

    Maureen Moss
    California Highway Patrol, SB/DVBE Advocate-Liaison
    Business Matchmaking,  Exhibitors,  Marketing  Venue

    Small Business/DVBE Summit

    *November 13, 2014: 9:00am - 4:00pm*


    *8:00am - 10:00am*

    Master of Ceremony

    Al Landers

    City Councilman

    *9:00am - 10:00am*


    Color Guard - National Anthem

    Opening Remarks

    Mayor, City of Perris

    Workshops and Panel Discussions

    *10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm*

    Keynote Speaker

    *12:00pm - 1:00pm*


    *10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00p - 3:00pm*



    Inside booth $100

    Booth includes one 6 foot table & 2 chairs, you must supply your own tablecloth

    Outside booth $50*
    *Must supply your own table/chairs

    secure your booth now, limited space!!

    Prime Contractors, Federal Procurement Officers, Hiring managers and Exhibitors, email or call Albert R. Renteria to participate. Ask for details and secure you place now!

    Program: Variety of Speakers to include Federal agencies, Employment Development Department, California Department of General Services, Metro Water District, Department of Transportation, California Public Utilities Commission and Successful Business Owners sharing success stories on how best to achieve your business vision.

    2013 SPONSORS

    The ARRC        Department General Services                   Wells Fargo

            Metro Water District  

      Perfection Imaging



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