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Community Business Enterprise

Many County departments, public agencies, private-sector prime and subcontractors use the CBE listing to meet subcontracting goals. To view a list of agencies that certify DBE’s under the Unified Certification Program, click the button.

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GENERAL CBE QUESTIONS

What are the benefits?

Your business will be included in the County’s CBE listing. Many County departments, public agencies, private-sector prime and subcontractors use the CBE listing to meet subcontracting goals.

How are DBEs eligible for certification and participation?

Although the County does not certify DBEs, the CBE program recognizes these businesses for program participation purposes. To qualify for the CBE program as a DBE, your business must be certified by:

  • The State of California Department of Transportation’s California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)
  • Any agency authorized to certify under the Unified Certification Program

How are DVBEs eligible for participation?

DVBEs who are certified with Los Angeles County will automatically qualify for inclusion in the CBE program. You do not have to apply for two separate programs.

How do I apply for certification/participation?

Complete the Application for Participation and Acknowledgment of Sanctions form by clicking the button below

How do I apply for CBE certification?

To apply for CBE certification with Los Angeles County, your business must apply through the LA County WebVen portal below.

What is the Preference Program?

The Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Program encourages business owners who are minorities, women, disabled veterans, or disadvantaged to capitalize on opportunities in government and private-sector procurement programs.

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Who is eligible to participate?

Your business must be certified as any one of the following:

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

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