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: Download and complete, sign, and have notarized the Personal Net Worth Statement. (Note: This specific form must be used. This is the same form as is used for DBE/ACDBE certification, which is why the form's title includes DBE and ACDBE. Although the form does not specifically mention SBE certification, the personal net worth information required for SBE certification is the same as for DBE/ACDBE certification.)
STEP 2: Fully complete and submit the SBE Certification application. (Attach the notarized Personal Net Worth Statement from step 1 where specified.)
STEP 3: Receive ODOT’s written confirmation of certified SBE status.
STEP 4: Start submitting bids.
(Note: In order to submit bids, partners must be prequalified with ODOT. However, prequalification is not necessary to become a certified SBE.)