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Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Policy

Pursuant to Board Resolution 2621, the Office of Business Diversity (OBD) implements the following Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Policy for the District’s SBE Program.

OBD will oversee the SBE Program in accordance with District policies and with oversight by the Strategic Sourcing Department.  Facilities Management, Construction Services and Operational Support Services are the mandated District departments that must participate in the SBE Program.

OBD will work with the Strategic Sourcing Department during the annual enrollment periods for eligible contracts to identify SBE Program updates.  OBD will provide mandated District departments with SBE Program inclusion updates annually for the applicable services, along with the corresponding RFP timelines.

Eligibility Criteria for SBE Program

Services contracted through the Strategic Sourcing Department up to $150,000 per project scope are eligible for inclusion in the SBE program only if two (2) or more certified Small Business Enterprises apply into the contracting category. [Contracting categories are determined by the Office of Business Diversity]

OBD will only accept the certifications listed below that align with Small Business Administration size standards as set forth in Title 13, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 (13 CFR part 121), Small Business Size Regulations.

Accepted Certifications

Exception: Contract BD 1908, Prime SBE Architectural and MEP Services, will only accept City and County of Denver SBE certification