Mission and Definitions
The Mission of the Small Business Enterprise Supportive Center (SBESSC) is to serve as a resource for assisting SBE firms in gaining access to FAA, FHWA, and FTA assisted, transportation-related contracts. PennDOT will certify Small Business Enterprise (SBE) applicants. SBE certification will also apply to federally assisted transportation projects of PennDOT’s sub-recipients. The Center will also assist SBEs active in the transportation arena in becoming self- sufficient and achieving proficiency in order to compete on an equal basis with non SBEs.
What is a SBE?
A SBE (Small Business Enterprise) is defined as:
- A for-profit business, owned by a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U.S.
- A firm that does not exceed the Small Business Administration’s size standard for the work they desire to perform (to verify your business meets size criteria go here www.sba.gov).
- A firm whose annual gross receipts for the three previous fiscal years does not exceed $23.98 million
Contractors searching for a certified SBE may contact Mark Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org | Telephone: 610-399-2178 or visit the PennDOT SBE website at: www.dotsbe.pa.gov Please note certified DBEs are dually recognized as SBEs and are not required to re-certify as SBEs.