Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Service

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is a federal program to support business owners that have been impacted by ongoing discrimination. The program is administered at the state level so to apply for DBE certification, you must do so at your home state office.

However, the  (DBE) process is similar among most states. It’s also similar to the 8(a) certification process where applying business owners must be active in day-to-day operations.

Typically, DBE contracts are attained with a state’s department of transportation. Much of the work includes road and airport construction and airport services.

DBE Certification Services with Liberty 8(a) includes:

  • 75-questions interview to determine likelihood for achieving certification
  • The DBE application checklist
  • Business analysts working to strengthen and complete your application
  • A comprehensive inspection of all application items. State DOT’s have strict guidelines for application completion
  • Transparency throughout the process
  • A professional writer helps you prepare the economically and socially disadvantaged narrative(s), if required. 
  • A complete and visually compelling application with binder and cover letter

General Requirements for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program include:

    • Owner’s Net Worth: Must be less than $1.32 million. This excludes primary residence and the value of the business.
    • Ownership & Control: At least 51 percent of the company must be owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s)
    • Who can apply: Individuals in the following classifications: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific-Islander Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, Physically and Mentally Disabled People, Caucasian Females
    • Type of Contract: Federally-funded DOT contracts
    • Type of Business: Any for-profit business including primary and subcontractors
    • Years in business required to apply: Business must be actively conducting for-profit activity
    • On-site Inspection: Required for most in-state located businesses
    • Franchise-designation: Franchises may not be a part of this program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) – $3,000*

*Only $1,000 when combined with 8(a) Certification

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    Client Testimonials

    Ravi Vasist - President, EG Management Services, Inc:

    “I highly recommend Lindsay Thompson to obtain an SBA approved 8(a) certification, 8(a) annual report, Mentor-protégé agreement and Joint-Venture agreement. EG Management Services Inc. has been working with Lindsay since 2011. She helped us to get a SBA approved 8(a) certification as well as a SBA approved Mentor-protégé agreement and it felt effortless. EGMS would like to thank Lindsay for her hard work that provided the best results possible.”

    Stephen Rolston - Principal, Rolston Information Systems Assurance, LLC:

    “Working with Lindsay these past few years has been a wonderful experience. She effortlessly walked me through the process to obtain my business’ 8(a) certification and helped me prepare our annual 8(a) report. In both instances she was responsive, well-organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can’t thank her enough for helping my business obtain and maintain our 8(a) certification through the Small Business Administration. I look forward to working with her again in the future to help us fulfill all of our SBA requirements. I trust no one else more than her to get the job done right the first time.”

    Hugh A. House Jr - President, Eagle Engineering & Development Land, Inc:

    “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lindsay on several projects over the last few years. She is professional, knowledgeable, and thorough and completed everything ahead of schedule. We have recommended her multiple times to other companies and intend to hire her again for all relevant future projects. We appreciate her help and expertise.”

    Founder and CEO, Amivero:

    “I have had the pleasure of working with Lindsay on my firm’s 8a application. Lindsay helped navigate me through the process and made sure we submitted a complete and accurate application to SBA. Although my application required a social disadvantaged narrative, as I am a Caucasian woman business owner, Lindsay helped me to prepare a solid narrative and was able to get my firm 8(a) certified. Thank you to LIBERTY8a for your assistance and guidance through this entire process.”