District 12 Small Business Program
The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification Programs were established to increase business opportunities for the SB and DVBE communities within the State of California; thereby stimulating the state's overall economy. It is the Department’s goal to promote SB and DVBE participation in its procurement and contracting process by meeting or exceeding the 25% SB participation mandate and 5% DVBE goal.
The Department also strives to increase the level of participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in all Federal contracting activities. The overall statewide annual Department DBE goal is currently 22.2%.