The State of Michigan Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The The State of Michigan Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is federally mandated by the Department of Transportation to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of Federal contracts. The program creates a level playing field for small companies that are Black, Hispanic, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, Subcontinent Asians, or women owned . Also known as DBE/WBE certification and the WBE stands for Women Business Enterprise.


SBA’s Contracting Assistance Programs

  • 8(a) Program
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (Hubzone)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSB or VOSB)
  • Mentor-Protégé


Small Business Goals and Progress Reports

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for the management and oversight of the small business procurement process across the Federal Government. SBA negotiates with Federal departments concerning their prime contracting goals and achievement with small businesses to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to provide goods and services to the Federal Government.

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