Disadvantaged Business Workshop

California Unified Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
Including one-on-one certification assistance

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.

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.

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