Emerging Small Business (ESB) Certification 

Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification is for Oregon small businesses seeking opportunities for state, county and city government and special jurisdiction (e.g., hospitals and universities) contracts.

To Qualify

The business must

and the business owner must be

 Tier 1 2
   Number of Employees
   [OAR 123-200-1600(3)(e) and (h)]
less than 19 less than 29
   3-year average annual gross receipts
construction firms 
non-construction firms 
< $1,972,996.84
< $ 789,198.873
< $3,945,993.70
< $1,315,331.23

How to Apply

  1. Use the checklist to gather all necessary records.
  2. Go to Business Oregon's vendor to access the e-application and apply for ESB Certification

If you do not have the ability to access the e-application process please send us an email to receive a hard copy application.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page