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DBE (SBE/WBE) –Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The DBE program applies to federally funded transportation projects and is set forth in 49 CFR Part 26. Certifying Agencies under 49 CFR Part 26 include the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MCUB – Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business Program

The MCUB program is designed to engage and encourage the use of underutilized Minnesota-based small businesses for the Metropolitan Council's projects and procurements

SUBP – Small and Underutilized Business Program

The Small and Underutilized Business Program (SUBP) ordinance Chapter 423 of the city code is administered by the Contract Compliance Unit (CCU) of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

TGB – Targeted Group Business

The State of Minnesota Department of Administration’s Material Management Division operates a program for Targeted Group (TG) and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) small businesses.

CERT (SBE/WBE) – Central Certification

The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program sponsored collaboratively by four local government jurisdictions: Hennepin County, Ramsey County and City of St. Paul.

WBENC (Pending) – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a co-founder of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), provides national certification and procurement services for women-owned businesses throughout the Midwest.

MDHR Business License

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and issues certificates of compliance to those businesses that have an affirmative action plan approved by the Commissioner of Human Rights.

WOSB – Women Owned Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for the management and oversight of the small business procurement process across the Federal Government. SBA negotiates with Federal departments concerning their prime contracting goals and achievement with small businesses to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to provide goods and services to the Federal Government.

MPCA Licensed (MN)

The goal of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency License program is to protect the public health and the environment through adequate dispersal and treatment of domestic sewage. All private businesses in Minnesota that maintain septic systems, including Portable Restrooms, must be licensed with the MPCA.

WISC DNR Licensed (WI)

Chapter NR 113, Wisconsin Administrative Code, was created and establishes the standards for the servicing of private sewage systems (including Portable Restrooms) and the disposal of wastewater from these sources while protecting the public health and protecting the surface and groundwaters of the state from contamination.

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