Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

How to Get Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified

How to Get Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified

Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am

If you are women- or minority-owned small business in the fields of transportation, construction, or A&E, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program with the U.S. Department of Transportation may help your business win more contracts. This program requires state and local agencies to award a certain percentage of federally funded transportation project dollars to DBE firms and increases their likelihood of winning prime and subcontracts with agencies such as Caltrans, transportation, and local agencies.

Join Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist and former Manager of Business Diversity Programs at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Liz Brazil for a walk through the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification process step by step. We’ll also discuss certification requirements, and tips and tricks for submitting a successful application.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) overview
  • Certification eligibility requirements
  • DBE Work Codes
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being certified
  • Step-by-step application instructions
  • Common pitfalls to avoid during the process
Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

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