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CBE Connect

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is dedicated to maximizing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation while linking SBEs to contracting and procurement opportunities. CBE Connect is a comprehensive and robust undertaking by DSLBD to provide CBEs a one-stop shop for all contracting and procurement needs.

SBE is a certification category, which is part of the DC Government’s Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program that gives certified businesses a preference when bidding on DC Government contracts. To learn more, click "Get Certified" below.

** Learn if your business qualifies to become a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) through the CBE Eligibility Wizard **
** View our FY22 SBE Opportunity Guide (Green Book) and new Green Book Website **
** Try our new Green Book Dashboard to interactively find opportunities **
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