Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
We recognize that minority and women-owned small business is critical to our economic strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Therefore:
We welcome and encourage diverse suppliers’ participation.
A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) is a firm located in the United States that is 51 percent or greater owned and controlled by a woman or person/persons belonging to designated minority groups.
The City of Peoria recognizes Certification from the following organizations:
- Arizona Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (www.azdbe.org)
- Arizona Unified Certification Program (UCP)
The Arizona UCP has been established to facilitate statewide DBE certification. The UCP eliminates the need for DBE applicant businesses to obtain certification from multiple agencies, and provides reciprocity within Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation, City of Phoenix, and the City of Tucson are members of the Arizona UCP. The official The official UCP DBE database includes DBE firms certified by these three agencies. Bidders who are meeting goals on FAA and FTA contracts being led by other in-state entities can only use the DBEs certified by the Arizona UCP.
Maricopa County's Small Business Enterprise Program will facilitate opportunities in Maricopa County's procurement activities and promote growth for small business enterprises with less than 100 employees or less than $4 million in annual revenues within the last fiscal year.