Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SBE/DBE) Certification Programs

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program

This program certifies firms to participate in business opportunities available for small business owners located in Maricopa County who want to do business with the city of Phoenix.

SBE certification is valid for providers of goods, general services and construction services. Programs available for certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms include a reserve contract program for providers of goods and general services, and a subcontracting goals program for construction subcontractors.

The names of firms that are granted SBE certification are available to all city procurement personnel through an online directory located at phoenix.diversitycompliance.com.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program

This program certifies socially (minority and woman-owned firms) and economically disadvantaged business owners who want to do business with the city of Phoenix.

The program is available to firms located throughout the United States that have completed the Arizona Unified Certification Program (AZUCP) process through a statewide, one-stop process with the city of Phoenix, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) or the city of Tucson.

DBE certification is valid for all U. S. Department of Transportation contracts for highway, transit and airport programs.  These include funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The certification is valid on all contracts that specify the utilization of DBE subcontractors.

EOD also oversees the federal DBE Program, working with the Aviation, Public Transit, Public Works and Street Transportation departments to ensure equal opportunity for DBE-certified prime construction contractors and subcontractors.