O'Neill Electric Joins the Minority Contractors Hall of Fame
"One of the most important decisions you can make to ensure your company's success is to be sure that you are listed as a certified firm with the certification Office."
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification is for firms seeking contracting opportunities with recipients of federal transportation-related projects. Some of the recipients in this category include the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Tri-Met and the Port of Portland. The eligibility criteria is based on US DOT regulations, 49 CFR 26.
The source of the capital contribution must come from independently owned holdings without the benefit of a transfer of assets or gifts from non-disadvantaged persons and must be proportionate to the woman/minority's ownership interest.
The minority- or woman-owned business must not be associated or dependent upon a non-disadvantaged firm(s) or individual(s).
Firms must not exceed the following size standards:
|General construction contractor||$22,410,000 (DBE)|
|Specialty construction contractor||$14,000,000|
|Non-construction firms||Refer to Small Business Administration, North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS) size standards|
Apply using our e-Application system. This is the preferred application method as it helps ensure that your application is submitted in a complete packet, reducing processing time.
If you do not have the ability access the e-application process, you may file using a Word document. Mail the original application and required documentation to Business Oregon, OMWESB, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301-1280.
Oregon's energy costs are among the lowest industrial rates in the U.S. averaging fewer than 5 cents per kilowatt hour in some areas. This is about half of the industrial rates in California.