How to do Business with Caltrans
Thank you for your interest in the State Minority Business Enterprise (SMBE) and Women Business Enterprise (SWBE) Program.
Only small business concerns as defined by the United States Small Business Administration that are owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals can be certified as a SMBE / SWBE. Owned and controlled means:
At least 51 percent of the small business concern is owned by one or more minorities or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of all issued stock is owned by one or more minorities; and Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals.
A WBE is a small business owned and controlled by one or more women. Owned and controlled means that:
At least 51 percent of the small business concern is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women who own it. The qualifying individual of the license must be a woman.
Jā-Set’s principal purpose is to assist the contractor with all the applicable documentation that must be submitted for certification. We facilitate the process to ensure that departmental evaluation is concluded.
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