Department of General Services (DGS)

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.

SB Certification includes the following benefits: five percent (5%) bid preference on applicable State solicitations; eligibility for the State's Small Business Participation Program, which sets a goal for the use of small businesses in at least 25% of the State's overall annual contract dollars; under the Prompt Payment Act, the State must pay a certified SB / MB higher interest penalties for late payment of an undisputed invoice, and more.