Enjoy the Benefits

Become certified and enjoy the many benefits, including:

  • More opportunities to participate on locally and federally funded projects.
  • Periodic opportunity alerts.
  • An increase in direct contacts from primes using the official directory lists to find subcontractors.
  • Additional networking event opportunities.
  • More opportunities from prime contractors needing to fulfill SBE/DBE participation goal requirements.
  • National exposure.

Small Business Enterprise

Qualify

To become SBE certified, your business must meet the following qualifications:

  • Gross receipts (averaged over three years) of less than $28.48 million.

  • The net worth of majority owner (51 percent) cannot exceed $1,320,000.

The SBE Certification Program is open to all businesses regardless of race or gender of the owners of the business.

Apply

If you are a qualifying firm seeking NEW SBE certification with RTD, download the New Certification Application Packet. Once you have gathered all documents and filled out the application and personal financial statement, email everything to [email protected]. You may request a secure link to upload your documents by reaching out at [email protected].

If you are RECERTIFYING after 6 years of RTD SBE Certification, download the Recertification Application Packet. Once you have gathered all documents and filled out the application and personal financial statement, email everything to [email protected]. You may request a secure link to upload your documents by reaching out at [email protected].

If you are a currently certified SBE firm with RTD and are completing your ANNUAL UPDATE, download the Annual Update Application Packet. Once you have filled out the Change/No Change Affidavit, send it along with the firm’s most recent federal tax returns and extensions if applicable to [email protected]. You may request a secure link to upload your documents by reaching out at [email protected].

For more information, please contact RTD’s Small Business Office at [email protected].

RTD’s Small Business Office continues to focus on building a stronger Colorado economy by ensuring compliance of goals set and providing training so that small/minority/disadvantaged/women owned businesses can grow and thrive in this competitive industry. For more information, please contact RTD’s Small Business Office at [email protected].

Read RTD's 2023-2025 DBE Goal Notice

Update to RTD's SBE Certification Program

Sign up to Receive DBE/SBE Opportunity Alerts and Information About Upcoming Events by Email

RTD FasTracks Small Business Success Story

The RTD Civil Rights Division’s Small Business Office would like to present the RTD FasTracks Small Business Success Story. This is a commemorative video to capture the outstanding accomplishments and success stories of small, minority, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses that helped build RTD’s multi-modal expansion project known as FasTracks.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Qualify

To become DBE certified, your business must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be at least 51 percent owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s) who also controls the firm.

  • The disadvantaged owner must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

  • Must be a small business that meets the Small Business Administration's size standard and does not exceed $23.98 million in gross annual receipts.

  • Must be organized as a for-profit business.

Apply

For more information about DBE Certification and the application process, visit one of the following agencies:

City & County of Denver: