As of June 1, 2017 Advanced Government Services, Inc. is certified as an Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) for projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). This new certification is due to changes in the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program that impact small and diverse business goals. Only UDBE firms will count towards FHA funded transportation project goals. WSDOT has implemented this program to be in compliance with the Federal DBE program regulations.
DBE is a federal designation created to promote opportunity for for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations. African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.
MWBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise) is a Washington state designation implemented to further encourage supplier diversity.
As AGS holds all three certifications, we can help your federally and state funded projects meet UDBE/DBE/MWBE requirements.