Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

DBE Certification

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) application process can be challenging and time-intensive. That's why we're here to help! Work with our DBE Certification Specialist for personilized, one-on-one assistance.

Is the DBE Certification right for your business?

DBE certification is most useful for construction, A&E, and consultant services firms who are capable of performing work on highway construction & transit related government projects. The DBE certification is used on federally funded contracts from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These contracts can be found at Caltrans, local government agencies, transportations agencies, etc. 

Is your business eligible for DBE certification?

Eligibility requirements for DBE certification are located on the Caltrans website HERE

Get Started!

We've compiled some important resources to help get you started with the application process. 

Get free guidance from our specialists

To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.