Special Certifications

Certain businesses qualify for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Classification and 8(A) Certification as a way to help get Government Contracts. We can help you with the headache of going through the certification process.

DBE Certification

In several states, including South Carolina, there exists a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) program. This program is a way to help disadvataged businesses, those owned and started by minorities and women.


The DOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program helps by assisting potential contractors in their efforts to identify and utilize DBEs that are participating in the Department's DBE Program. Certification is granted through the Department as verification that a business is bona-fide in its claim to be a disadvantaged business enterprise. Certified firms are used to meet goals on federally assisted contracts. The SCDOT is required to provide a list of certified contractors to firms bidding on prime contracts who in turn, agree to utilize certified minority businesses on construction projects throughout the state.


In order for DOT agencies to meet these goals, disadvantaged businesses are encouraged to apply to the State for certification to participate in the DBE Program. Applications are gathered, on-site reviews performed, certification meetings held, and certification status granted if qualified. 


We can assist you in determining if you are eligible for this program.  We can also help you complete the application correctly so that you can be on your way to geting assistance in obtaining some potentially lucrative state contracts.

SBA 8(a) Certification

SBA 8(a) program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace If you’re interested in federal government contracting, the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses for which you might be eligible.  


We can help you through this process so that you can be on your way to doing business with the Federal Government.

Contact us for more info on Special Certifications.

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