Transportation Authority DBE/LBE Program

Disadvantaged Business and Local Business Enterprises

It is the Policy of the Transportation Authority that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Transportation Authority funds. The Transportation Authority and its employees shall not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the award and performance of Transportation Authority contracts.

LBE Requirements:

  1. Valid Business Registration Certificate from the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
  2. Evidence of maintaining a local working office in San Francisco for the past six months (e.g., utility bills, office lease, or office purchase agreement)

DBE Requirements:

  • For professional services (e.g., architect/engineering), total income must be less than $2.5 million
  • For telecommunications services, total income must be less than $5 million
  • For goods/materials/equipment and general services suppliers, total income must be less than $7 million

To apply:

  • Online application [NOTE: If you are certified in the same category through the other accepted programs listed below, you do not need to apply.]
  • Applications must have all required supporting documentation to be approved.


The Transportation Authority accepts certifications from the following programs, in lieu of a Transportation Authority certification; visit the below links for applications and information:

If you have any questions regarding the Transportation Authority's DBE/LBE Program, please contact Jen Shader at 415-593-1665 or via e-mail.

Thank you for your interest in the Transportation Authority.