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


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

  • Gross receipts (averaged over three years) of less than $30.40 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.

Read RTD's 2023-2025 DBE Goal Notice

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive DBE/SBE opportunity alerts, and information about upcoming events by email.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise


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 $30.40 million in gross annual receipts.

  • Must be organized as a for-profit business.


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

City & County of Denver: