Certifications can play a pivotal role in developing new opportunities for business. The follow list identifies some of the certifications available today:
- Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
- Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
- Emerging Small Business (ESB)
- Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)
- Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
- Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
- Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- Women's Business Enterprises (WBE)
- Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
The entities below can help businesses understand and acquire these certifications, as well as find business opportunities related to them.
Many businesses consider the idea of selling their products or services to the government much too complicated and overwhelming. The PTAC helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities. They assist with certifications (including minority, women and veteran owned), marketing, support documentation, and other aspects of the procurement process. Their help is comprehensive and free.
The Nevada Small Business Development Center can assist women, minority and disadvantaged businesses understand the certification process and help them become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Becoming certified is free. Also, individual confidential counseling is available.
The Nevada Unified Certification Program (NUCP) is a collaborative effort among several Nevada regional transportation agencies to help small businesses apply for and receive Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) certification. Operated by the Nevada Department of Transportation, McCarran International Airport, Reno/Tahoe Airport Authority, Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Regional Transportation Commissions in Clark and Washoe Counties, the NUCP promotes equal contracting opportunities in construction, professional services, and airport concessions.
Below are links to the various NUCP offices referenced above.
Our diverse business certification services will assist your company with completing and submitting your business certification application. Doing business as a diverse business owner, having that official certification will enable you to compete for mandated set-aside funds and jobs of a particular group (small, disadvantaged, woman-owned, and minority-owned) as well as participate in supplier diversity programs. We take the pain out of the process for you, allowing you to create a Competitive Advantage in the marketplace.
Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses. Visit the SBA to learn more about Women-Owned Small Business, 8a Business Development Program, HUBZone Program, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business and Small Disadvantaged Business.
WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada,Hawaii and Guam. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. We also support corporations in their efforts to include WBENC Certified WBEs in their supplier diversity programs.
The WRMSDC provides a nationally recognized ethnic minority business enterprise (MBE) certification program that helps position minority owned businesses for business opportunities with government and the private sector.