Small Business

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

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Small Business

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Registered DVBEs receive individualized counseling on how to find contracting opportunities and more.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Bid Preference

DVBEs are eligible to receive a 15% bid price reduction or ‘preference’* when bidding on certain goods and services solicitations from Los Angeles County.

Exclusive listing on the County’s online directory of certified DVBEs and social media spotlight

DVBEs will be placed on the vendor database of certified DVBE vendors and may be featured on DCBA’s social media accounts.

Direct Access to Opportunity

Attend networking events with County buyers and procurement staff to receive individualized counseling on how to find contracting opportunities and more.

*The actual preference is calculated on the cost or price component of the lowest most responsible and responsive bid amount. The bid price reduction cannot exceed $150,000. The 15% preference is used only to determine the lowest bidder or proposal and does not change the amount of contract award.

What is the Preference Program?

The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Preference Program is designed to enhance purchasing and contracting opportunities for businesses owned by disabled veterans. Certified DVBEs receive a ‘preference’ when bidding on L.A. County solicitations.

Community Business Enterprise Program

Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses certified by DCBA will automatically qualify for inclusion in the Community Business Enterprise (CBE) program to avoid having to apply for two separate programs. The County’s CBE listing is an invaluable resource used by many County departments, public agencies, private-sector prime and subcontractors to meet subcontracting goals.

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