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State of Connecticut
Department of Administrative Services
DAS Certification: Statewide
Contact: Meg Yetishefsky
Hartford, Connecticut
Cost: FREE


The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Construction Contractor Prequalification Program (C.G.S. 4a-100) requires all contractors to prequalify before bidding on a contract or performing work pursuant to a contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair, or demolition of any public building or any other public work by the State or a municipality, estimated to cost more than $500,000, and which is funded in whole or in part with state funds, except a public highway or bridge project or any other construction project administered by the Department of Transportation

New England Minority Supplier Development Council
Hamden, Connecticut


Certifying your business with the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (“GNEMSDC”) provides you with valuable resources, information and connections that can help your business prosper and grow


Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cost: $75


Distinguish your company as a minority-owned business through the MBE certification program of The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce. Our organization, serving Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, and New Haven Connecticut invites you to become our member and get your company certified. Doing so allows you the opportunity of being considered ahead of other businesses when it comes to doing business with the State or City. Whether you are just starting a business or your company is already established, you can drastically benefit from these "set aside" contracts.


State of Connecticut Department of Transportation
Contact: Debra Goss


2800 Berlin TPKE
Newington, Connecticut
Cost: FREE


The Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past discrimination in federally-assisted highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance transportation contracting markets nationwide. The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Small or Minority Business Enterprise (SBE/MBE) Program