• December 15, 2017 4:43 PM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAAE) wishes to express our deepest sorrow and sadness about the passing of Mayor Edwin Lee. Mayor Lee has been a great long-time supporter and friend of AAAE and a longtime advocate for equal opportunities for minority and women owned firms. He has also inspired many Asian Americans for civil service and elected offices.

    Mayor Lee just spoke at our annual gala dinner last month about his vision and approaches to address affordable housing and needs for transportation infrastructure in the City and the region.

    We will miss him!

    Our deepest condolences to the Lee family.

  • September 08, 2017 12:23 PM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    Link to Eventbrite:

    "Poetic Place-Making" celebrates 40 years of ED2 International's award-winning architectural work. Featuring a display of some of the company's signature designs, this exhibit illustrates the harmonic confluence of art, space and collaboration. Discover the creative evolution of how a space becomes a meaningful place.

  • May 10, 2017 12:10 PM | Anonymous

    The San Francisco Airport Commission & Airport Director Ivar C. Satero cordially invite

    Industry Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce to attend a presentation and luncheon


    San Francisco International Airport

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Aviation Museum

    International Terminal, Departures Level

    Adjacent to Boarding Area “A”

    Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Please RSVP by May 10, 2017 to

    For more information, contact Dana Lang, Small Business Affairs Officer at (650) 821-5021.


    Parking will be validated. Use International Terminal Parking Garage A.

    Please bring your parking ticket with you.




    Kamal Hubbard
    Management Analyst | Social Responsibility and Community Sustainability
    San Francisco International Airport | P.O. Box 8097 | San Francisco, CA 94128
    Tel 650-821-5142 |

  • July 06, 2016 8:59 AM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    BART is seeking public comments: in compliance with FTA regulations, BART is posting BART's proposed FFY 2017-2019 Triennial DBE goal and methodology (Report) for 30 days beginning July 1. You can find the pdf of the Report on BART's website,

    BART also seeks comments which discuss the availability of DBEs or non-DBEs in BART's market area. If you think the availability differs from our Report, we want to know why that availability may differ from what is discussed in the Report.

    Please include the following information with your comments:

    * Your name

    * Name of your business or organization

    * Comment regarding BART's Triennial goal or the Methodology used to obtain the goal.

    * Other relevant comment

    The goal methodology report will be made available during regular business hours of 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at BART Office of Civil Rights, 300 Lakeside Drive - 16th Floor, Oakland CA 94612 for public review and comments for 30 days from July 1, 2016 through July 29, 2016. Comments may be made to Tim Lohrentz by email:, or mail your written comments to the address above or fax your comments to (510) 464-7585.

  • June 20, 2016 4:07 PM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    The Authority has released an RFQ for Geotechnical Services in the Silicon Valley to Central Valley Line. The RFQ is for a three-year contract not to exceed $28 million. The scope of work includes drilling, trenching, laboratory and field testing, geophysical surveys and associated permits, traffic control, spoils handling, hazardous materials assessments, seismic analysis, assessment of tunneling conditions, foundations analysis, water table analysis, slope stabilization, subsurface investigation plan, and preparation of geotechnical data and fault crossing displacement reports.

    Please see the Pre-Bid notification here: HSR15_172_Geo_Tech_PreBidFlyer_062916.pdf

    More information related to the RFQ can be found here:


    Alice Rodriguez
    Small Business Advocate
    California High-Speed Rail Authority
    Cell: (916) 717-6076
    Office: (916) 330-5672

  • April 20, 2016 9:27 AM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    Please participate in BART's important Disparity Study that directly affects how the district awards business to its many contractors. 

    If you have already participated in this survey, thank you very much for your time. If you have not, we ask that you take a moment to complete this survey to share your opinions.

    To access the survey, please click here.

  • February 19, 2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    CLOSING SOON: Written Testimony for Caltrans Disparity Study 

    The deadline to submit written testimony for Caltrans’ Disparity Study is by close of business on March 15, 2016.

    We encourage you to participate in our Study by sharing your experience working in the California public highway construction and professional service industries. 

    CALTRANS’ 2015 DISPARITY STUDY – Request for Written Testimony

    What is a Disparity Study?

    • Examines participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in public contracting
    • Measures the availability of minority- and women-owned businesses for public contracts
    • Assesses local marketplace conditions for small businesses and minority- and women-owned businesses

    BBC Research & Consulting, Caltrans' Disparity Study (Study) consultant, is gathering anecdotal information for the Study.

    Caltrans encourages you to submit written testimony to share:

    • Your experiences working in the local marketplace
    • Your personal accounts and perceptions of incidents – including incidents of discrimination
    • Ways Caltrans can better support small, minority-, and women-owned businesses

    Please e-mail your written testimony to

    You may also forward your testimony via US Mail to Caltrans’ Disparity Study, OBEO, 1823 14th Street, Sacramento CA 95811 or via fax to Caltrans’ Disparity Study at 916.324.1869. (Your personal information will remain confidential to the extent permitted by law.) The deadline to submit testimony is March 15, 2016.

    Questions about the Study may also be e-mailed to

  • January 08, 2016 4:16 PM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    The San Francisco Airport Commission & Airport Director John L. Martin cordially invite Industry Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce to

    San Francisco International Airport


    Date: Monday, January 25th, 2016
    Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Location: Aviation Museum
    International Terminal, Departures Level, Adjacent to Boarding Area "A"


    Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
    RSVPs are limited to two senior representatives per organization. Please RSVP by January 18, 2016 to
    For more information, contact Dana Lang, Small Business Affairs Officer at (650) 821-5021.

    Parking will be validated. Use International Terminal Parking Garage A.
    Please bring your parking ticket with you.

  • September 24, 2015 9:13 AM | Ariana Chandra (Administrator)

    At its Annual Dinner Gala on October 15, 2015, the Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAAE) will present an award to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as a Community Partner and to Mr. Geoff Neumayr, SFO’s Deputy Director of Design and Construction, recognizing SFO’s longstanding commitment to conducting outreach in the SBE/LBE/DBE communities and diversifying SFO sponsored contracts. Mr. Ivar Satero, SFO’s Chief Operating Officer will be accepting the award on SFO’s behalf.

    SFO has long been the champion for our community. Since undertaking the design and construction of the International Terminal in the 1990s, SFO has been the leader among all Bay Area government agencies in providing equal contracting opportunities for small, local, minority, and woman-owned architects and engineers, going above and beyond City and agency requirements. SFO has consistently responded positively to our needs and concerns, and has implemented creative incentives to encourage the participation of small and disadvantaged businesses in its contracts, including major design-build efforts. As a result, many San Francisco-based architectural and engineering firms have thrived and prospered. 

    As a non-profit business organization with a mission to promote and practice equal opportunity, professional excellence, and social responsibility, AAAE very much appreciates SFO’s efforts and is honored that it shares those values.

    AAAE’s 38th Annual Dinner Gala takes place at the on Thursday, October 15, from 6 to 9 pm at the InterContinental Hotel located at 888 Howard Street in San Francisco. If you would like to attend, please click here to register.

  • September 10, 2015 12:43 PM | Anonymous



    High Rise Residential Housing Development

    and Mid Rise Office Development including

    Retail and Structured Parking

    Related California (“Developer”) is seeking firms interested in providing professional services, including engineering and related services, for the design and construction of approximately 525 multi-family apartment units (a 39-story tower and two podium buildings), 60,000 square feet of retail and a 466,000 square foot office building, including a 16-story tower and an 8-story wing. The structures will be separated by a public concourse.  Related will develop the residential project to a LEED Silver standard, the office project to LEED Gold and will employ high performance design strategies to address first cost and operating costs for mechanical systems.  The structural system will be engineered using a performance-based design approach.

    Pre-Submittal Workshop:

    (Attendance Optional)

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10:00-11:30AM PST

    1 South Van Ness, 2nd Floor

    San Francisco CA 94103


    To RSVP for the Pre-Submittal Workshop,

    please visit the following link:

    To access the RFQ for Professional Services,

    RFQ Submittals Due:

    Thursday, Sept. 10th, 2015 by 4:00PM PST


    Local Business Enterprises (LBE)s, including MBEs and WBEs, are encouraged to submit qualifications.


    Contact: Monica Wilson at

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