A veteran of the U.S. military, naval, or air service;
The veteran must have a service-connected disability of at least 10% or more; and
The veteran must reside in California.
Benefits of Becoming Certified
Upon Meeting Eligibility requirements, certified DVBEs are entitled to the following:
State-certified DVBEs are eligible for the state's DVBE Participation Program. The program sets the goal to use DVBEs in at least three percent of the state's overall annual contract dollars.
State agencies may use a streamlined process known as the "SB/DVBE Option" by contracting directly with a California certified DVBE business for goods, services, information technology and public works projects. The solicitation must be valued at more than $5,000, and the State agency must obtain price quotes from at least two California certified DVBE businesses. For more information, see Government Code Sections 14838.5 and 14838.7.