A collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provides a joint process for minority certification. Companies desiring to certify as a “minority business enterprise” or a “minority subcontractor” may do so by submitting an application to the GDOT. The GDOT Certification Application captures the required data used by DOAS. This eliminates duplication of effort for suppliers and provides greater exposure of certified minority companies to state and local procurement officials and private sector suppliers.
All minority-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to certify via GDOT’s Certification not only because it minimizes the duplication of effort in the certification process, but also suppliers will be listed on both GDOT’s list of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and DOAS’ list of Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE).
Certification provides greater exposure to larger companies (thereby increasing subcontracting opportunities) and to government procurement staff (thereby increasing opportunities to sell directly to government). Moreover, because GDOT receives federal funding for contracts, suppliers can participate in GDOT’s federal programs intended to increase participation of small, minority, women-owned and other eligible certified businesses.
Only suppliers who have successfully completed the unified certification process and Registered in Team Georgia Marketplace are listed as “Certified Minority Business Enterprises”. For more information on the certification process, contact the DOAS Helpdesk at 404-657-6000.
In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 48-7-38, when computing taxable net income of a Georgia based corporation, partnership, or individual, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income or federal adjusted gross income 10 percent of the amount of qualified payments to certified minority subcontractors. For more information on filing only, contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at 404-417-2399.
Certified Minority Business Enterprise Listing