The SBE Certification Program will be administered by ODOT in a manner similar to the DBE Certification Program, but without the consideration of the gender and/or ethnicity of the firm’s owners. All SBE firms must be certified prior to submitting a bid.
STEP 1: Prepare/gather the supporting documents listed at right so that you will be ready when it's time to upload them with your application.
STEP 2: Fully complete and submit the SBE Certification Application. On the page that appears, enter your first name, last name, and email address. Double-check that you typed your email address correctly, then click Submit. You will see “Package created successfully!”
STEP 3: Check your email for an email from eSignLive (email@example.com). In that email, click "Go to Documents".
STEP 4: Read the disclosures and click the Accept button at the bottom.
STEP 5: Complete the SBE Certification Application Submission Form. You will then be taken to a page where you will upload your personal net worth statement(s) and other supporting documents. There are 24 upload slots. You can attach all of your supporting documents in one PDF or as separate PDFs (in whatever way is easiest for you), but each PDF must be no larger than 16 mb. If there isn’t enough space to attach all of your supporting documents, please submit the remaining documents using the SBE Certification Application Additional Supporting Documents form.
STEP 6: After you upload your documents and click Done, you will receive an email from eSignLive (firstname.lastname@example.org) saying "Signing is completed".
STEP 7: Be sure to save a copy of everything you submitted for your files.
After you submit your application and supporting documents, ODOT will be in contact with you regarding next steps.