The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program offers small businesses another avenue to maximize their opportunities of doing business with TxDOT. The program applies to highway construction and maintenance projects that are funded entirely by state or local funds. The SBE Program is a TxDOT program authorized by 43 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §9.300.
Businesses interested in pursuing an SBE certification must meet the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards and submit a completed application by applying online at Diversity Management System (DMS).
Certified Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE) are not required to submit an application to become certified as SBEs. However, DBEs must contact TxDOT’s Civil Rights Division and request to be listed as an SBE in the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP) Directory.
SBE certification is valid for three years from the date of initial certification. TxDOT will notify you of upcoming renewals and it is the firm's responsibility to ensure that the information in the TUCP Directory is correct. The SBE renewal application should be submitted online through DMS.
For more information concerning certification or renewal applications, please feel free to contact the Civil Rights Division at (512) 416-4700 or by email.
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