Certifications

Certifications

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)—Supplier Clearinghousecpuc
CPUC certification of eligible suppliers was designed to encourage, recruit, and utilize woman and minority owned businesses by participating utilities. The Clearinghouse is a Commission-supervised entity whose primary purpose is to audit and verify the status of woman and minority owned businesses.
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Women Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC)

wbencWBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. It provides a national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country, and is accepted by thousands of major corporations, and a select group of government entities.
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WBE & DBE- California Unified Certification Program (CUCP)

cucpThe California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) provides “one-stop shopping” certification services to small, minority and women businesses seeking to participate in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
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Department of General Services (DGS)

dgsThe DGS PD, Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) is the State's certifying agency that administers the Small Business and DVBE Certification Programs. In addition, the Communications & Outreach Section assists Small and Disabled Veteran businesses by participating in outreach events, providing resource guidance, and supporting the businesses through advocacy.
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Small Business Administration (SBA)

sbaThe U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8M Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program enables contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for competition amongst eligible WOSBs and EDWOSBs for the provision of goods and services with government agencies.
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Local Small Business Enterprise (Local SBE) County of Los Angeles

sbeThe County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors established the Local SBE Preference Program to enhance contracting opportunities for small businesses located within Los Angeles County. The price preference helps level the playing field for certified small businesses.
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