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(225)389-3039, ext. 126
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Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification

What is the purpose of SBE Certification?

  • To grow small businesses in the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge.
  • Prepare Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) to be competitive when competing for City-Parish contracts.

What SBE Certification means to your small business?

  • You can bid on formal and informal City-Parish contracts;
  • Your company information is included in the city-wide Vendor List;
  • You’ll receive more frequent notices of contracting opportunities;
  • Attend Doing Business with the City-Parish orientation;
  • Networking events and opportunities;
  • Business and technical assistance.

Applicants seeking SBE Certification must meet the following requirements:

  • 51% or more of the applicant business must be owned by one or more “Eligible Owner(s);”
  • “Eligible Owner(s)” must have a Personal Net Worth under $1,320,000 (with exclusions),

  • Applicant businesses must be licensed and for profit;

  • Actively in business for one year;

  • Applicant business must perform a commercially useful function;

  • Applicant business cannot exceed the approved threshold size standards.

How to get your SBE Certification