Disadvantaged Business Enterprise CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

The Business Outreach Committee (BOC), with co-sponsor Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover and City of Pittsburg, invites you to learn about the DBE Certification Program, including one-on-one certification assistance.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Pittsburg Senior Center
300 Presidio Lane, Pittsburg, CA
For information on taking public transit to the event, please visit http://www.511.org/

• Learn how a DBE certification can provide you access to federally-funded projects. New federal requirements coming into effect February 2012 make it even more important for your firm to be certified.
• Bring your DBE certification application or questions and receive one-on-one assistance. Download an application at http://www.caltrans.ca.gov/hq/bep/downloads/pdf/DBE_Application.pdf
• Receive information on upcoming projects from BOC member agencies.
(Go to www.CaliforniaUCP.com for complete details)
• Firm must be at least 51% owned and operated by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
• Firm must be an independent business.
• Only existing for-profit “Small Business Concerns” as defined by the Small Business Act and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations may be certified.
• SBA size standards apply.
• Personal Net Worth (PNW) of socially and economically disadvantaged owners must not exceed $1.32 Million, excluding the individual’s ownership interest in the applicant firm and the equity in his/her primary residence.

To register online or sign up for future newsletters and event information, click link below (or copy to web browser), complete form, then click “submit form”: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDZWWUg2ZF83blhPeTZSYUI5MXF4c0E6MQ#gid=0. Certifying agencies include BART, SFMTA, Samtrans, and VTA.

One Comment to “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP”

  1. Barbara Zivica says:

    My comment re his Disdvantaged Business Enerprize Certification workshop is holy cow:

    If firm is 51% owned and operated by one or more socially or economically advantaged (gurrr) individual or individuals and wants certification to apply for federally funded projects their net worth must not exceed $1.32 MILLION dollars, excluding thir ownership in business or equity in primary residence.

    What a crock.

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