STATE CERTIFICATIONS

The Registrations Group

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A STATE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CERTIFICATION?

There’s many reasons why a business would get a state certification, as opposed to the more popular federal certifications:

  1. You may not be ready for the federal government contracting avenue.
  2. You find more spending in your industry is done at a state & local government level.
  3. You already have a federal certification, and want to maximize your exposure and opportunity. 

Whatever your reasoning may be, have a certification at a state level can be extremely helpful to increasing your business-to-government sales. State certifications often see much higher spending goals, set-aside opportunities, and subcontracting goals than a certification at the federal level. They are also a bit quicker to get into place, and are the perfect fit for a smaller business not sure which route to go when starting off with government contracts.

STATE CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED BY THE REGISTRATIONS GROUP:

Among the most popular state certifications, minority-owned small businesses can gain access to, usually, around 20% of all state contracting dollars. Get access to opportunities strictly set aside for MBE companies, and easily get picked up as a sub. Often times, contracts have a 5%-15% MWBE subcontracting goal. This means primes are required to find a certified company to act as a sub.

MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE)

WOMAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE)

Similar to the MBE, women-owned businesses see the same preference. In fact, many states have combined the MBE and WBE programs into a unified certification and process, the MWBE. Receive the same prime and subcontracting goals as the MBE.

Governed by states’ Department of Transportation, the DBE certification is a must for commercial and industrial engineers, construction companies and contractors. Typically, DBE certified vendors are given set aside contracts, and high spending goals when federal contracts are administered by the state, especially for all highway, road and bridge contracting needs.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE)

SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE)

Small businesses that don’t qualify for other socio-economic certifications can also find available the SBE certification. This certification is sometimes issued at a state, county, or city level. This gives a small preference when bidding in the designated area of certification, and is also utilized on many subcontracting goals.

MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE)

Among the most popular state certifications, minority-owned small businesses can gain access to, usually, around 20% of all state contracting dollars. Get access to opportunities strictly set aside for MBE companies, and easily get picked up as a sub. Often times, contracts have a 5%-15% MWBE subcontracting goal. This means primes are required to find a certified company to act as a sub

WOMAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE)

Similar to the MBE, women-owned businesses see the same preference. In fact, many states have combined the MBE and WBE programs into a unified certification and process, the MWBE. Receive the same prime and subcontracting goals as the MBE.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE)

Governed by states’ Department of Transportation, the DBE certification is a must for commercial and industrial engineers, construction companies and contractors. Typically, DBE certified vendors are given set aside contracts, and high spending goals when federal contracts are administered by the state, especially for all highway, road and bridge contracting needs.

SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE)

Small businesses that don’t qualify for other socio-economic certifications can also find available the SBE certification. This certification is sometimes issued at a state, county, or city level. This gives a small preference when bidding in the designated area of certification, and is also utilized on many subcontracting goals.

Reach out to us to schedule your eligibility call and get pricing information to see how your business can benefit from a state certification

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