It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors that minority, women, disadvantaged and disabled veteran business enterprises be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the County’s contracting and procurement programs. To assist in this endeavor, the Board of Supervisors established the Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Program. To be eligible to participate in the County of Los Angeles CBE Program, a business must either be certified as a minority (MBE), women (WBE), disadvantaged (DBE), and/or disabled veteran (DVBE) business enterprise. All bidders/proposers are advised that on final analysis and consideration of an award of a contract, the bidder/proposer is selected without regard to race, creed, color, or gender.
Minority (MBE) & Women (WBE) Owned Business Enterprise Certification Eligibility
The County of Los Angeles certifies minority and/or women owned businesses, which meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be a minority and/or a women-owned business whose ownership must be comprised of citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States and who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Filipino, American Indian and/or Women;
- Have at least 51% ownership by one or more minorities or women; and
- Managed by, and the daily business operations controlled by, one or more minorities or women.