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The Department of Small and Local Business Development’s (DSLBD’s) Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Program provides contracting preference for local businesses applying for contract and procurement opportunities with DC Government. In order to be considered for certification as a CBE, please note that DC Law 16-33 Section 2331 states that your principal office must be physically located within the District of Columbia and your highest level managerial staff must be operating from this location. In addition, one of the following must be true: greater than 50% of the assets or revenues of the business are derived from within the District, or greater than 50% of employees or owners are residents of the District.
To begin the application process, all applicants must attend a mandatory CBE Pre-Certification Orientation. Applicants can sign up for this orientation using the following link:

After attending the required orientation, you can begin the online application process by selecting the Register button below to create a username and password.
If you are a returning applicant enter your username and password below and select Submit.



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