Because Pro-Cal Lighting is a certified California Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE), California state government clients have the authority to sole source small projects (under $5,000) directly to Pro-Cal Lighting. For projects under $250,000, California state contracting officers can use the SB/DVBE Option, which requires as few as two bids from SB/DVBE companies. The procurement may be informal or formal, the selected competition method may be a phone call or a written solicitation document, distributed by fax, electronic mail or regular mail. Government Code (GC) 14838.5 (a) and (b). For public works projects, the contract value can be up to $291,000.