Minority Business Enterprise Certification
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 first submitting an application for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification to GDOT. The GDOT DBE 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, thereby increasing subcontracting opportunities.
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.
Complete the application and financial statement on the GDOT website to begin the process of certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and a Minority Business Enterprise/Minority subcontractor. A company cannot receive an MBE Certification with the state of Georgia government without first receiving the DBE certification.
Georgia Department of Transportation
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404-631-1273 Main Office
DOAS Supplier Relations
200 Piedmont Avenue, S.E.
Suite 1308, West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9010
Note: The forms may not be faxed out or in because of the requirement to maintain originals.