For minority owned business; women owned business; LGBT owned business owners, the state of California has a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) certification which provides official recognition that a business is women, minority, disable veteran and/or LGBT-owned. It provides access to resources, bid information, networking opportunities and serves as the conduit between private companies and government agencies. The certification generally takes 45 to 60 days to process and it is good for three years.
If you are an established business ready to take your business to the next level, BizCentral USA can help you get certified. Since 2004, BizCentral USA has helped thousands of businesses get certified and gain more connections. Working with an experienced expert means doing it right the first time, which means FASTER approval so you can start applying for contracts sooner.