Certification from the Kansas Statewide Certification Program increases opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses to gain contracts and subcontracts from government and private entities committed to the inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses.
Certifications administered are Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).
At this time, the State of Kansas Division of Purchases does not have contract goals for DBEs, MBEs or WBEs.
Kansas-based businesses with at least 51% ownership by a woman or minority
All certifications offered are open and accepted year-round.
Certified DBE firms are eligible to participate in federally assisted projects or other projects where goals have been established.
Certified MBE/WBE firms are eligible to participate on projects where goals have been established with public and private organizations/corporations, school districts, prime contractors, local and governmental entities.
For those seeking to work on Transportation Projects, you must seek DBE Certification from the Kansas Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights.