Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Deep Dive
Join us for a deep dive into the process of getting your Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification!
If you are a 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 us 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
Meet Your Speaker
Norcal APEX Accelerator
Liz has extensive experience with small and disadvantaged business enterprise programs working over 35 years for various Bay Area transportation agencies such as Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). She is familiar with local, State, and Federal procurement processes. Her passion is helping small businesses be successful and win government contracts. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from San Francisco State University.
Registration Cost: FREE
Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)
Event Contact: Norcal APEX Accelerator
P: (707) 267-7561
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This No-Cost Training Event is Hosted by
Norcal APEX Accelerator
Northern California APEX Accelerator is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.
This No-Cost Training Event is Co-Hosted by
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center – San Jose provides training, counseling and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses. In addition, the center supports women business owners.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center – Oakland provides training, counseling, and other support services to help women entrepreneurs start and successfully grow their businesses. In addition, the center supports women business owners.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a non-profit association of women whose core purpose is to enhance the success of women working in all facets of the construction industry by providing education, professional development, and networking opportunities.
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