We follow standards and procedures beginning from intake through the determination. This ensures that all applicants receive the same diligence throughout the application process.
All information is securely kept in a locked room. It is not given to the public.
Our Intake Specialist will review your application and supporting documents. The Intake Specialist will determine if your application is complete. If it is complete, your application will advance to the Administrative Procedures stage. If it is incomplete, the Intake Specialist will contact you and let you know what documents are missing.
Please read DBE Certification intake procedures for more details.
Initial certification procedures
We will assign a Certification Specialist to conduct an audit to determine eligibility. The Specialist may ask you for more information. They will ensure that you have all necessary licenses, proper insurance and that you are in compliance with all laws. The Specialist will then conduct a site visit. The Specialist will prepare a detailed report with their DBE recommendation. They will submit the report to the Executive Director and Certification Committee.
Please read Administrative procedures for DBE decisions for more details.
The Specialist makes determinations based on:
Social and economic disadvantage
Ownership and capital contribution
Control of the eligible principal(s) and their ongoing and independent nature
Please read Determining DBE eligibility for more information.