DBE Certifications
Why Become Certified as a DBE Firm?

Benefits of DBE Certification boils down to one word: ACCESS. Certification gives DBEs exclusive access to top corporate purchasing agents, premium networking events, searchable supplier databases, affordable consulting services, technology programs, and vital introductions to nationally known corporations.  

The Benefits of Being a Certified DBE Business:

1.   Access to Corporate, Federal, State and Local Government Contracting Opportunities
2.   Increase Business Partnership Opportunities
3.   Training Workshops, Management and Technical Guidance
4.   Networking Opportunities

Being a Member of the DBRC, our team will connect with the agencies the provide teh Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program Agencies and/or Provide HUD Section 3 Business Concern Certification.

What is paucp?

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program is designed to ensure there is an equal opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged firms to receive and participate in United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) assisted contracts.

Certification Requirements:

  • Citizens of the United States (or lawfully admitted permanent residents)
  • For-profit small business concern
  • ~(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and
  • ~(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who owns the business
  • An individual whose personal net worth does not exceeds $1,320,000
  • Small business that meets the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) size standard and does not exceed $23.98 million in average gross annual receipts (over 3 years)
What is hud section 3 business concern certification?

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job-training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

Certification Requirements:

  • Is 51% or more owned by Section 3 residents
  • Employs Section 3 residents for at least 30 % of its full-time, permanent staff
  • Or provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract to Section 3 business concerns, 25 % or more of the dollar amount of the awarded contract.