JPI Certifications

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City of Chicago | DBE

Firms listed in this Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP) Directory have been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), which makes them eligible to satisfy DBE goal credit for contracts funded by the United States Department of Transportation.  The IL UCP participating agencies are: Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace. The criteria, standards and procedures by which these certification decisions are made can be obtained from the IL UCP certifying agencies.


The Department of Procurement Services utilizes certified businesses to promote opportunities in the contracting process by contract award to or use as a subcontractor. Our task is to ensure that contract awards reflect and adhere to the City of Chicago’s participation goals.  Awarded contracts are monitored and audited by the Department of Procurement Services.


Link to website: City of Chicago | DBE

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New York Empire State Development | MBE

To promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State’s economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the state.


MBE Certification # 62066

Link to website: New York Empire State Development | MBE

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The Port Authority of NY & NJ | MWBE

At the Port Authority of NY & NJ, we believe that our operations should reflect the diversity of our community. Because of this diversity, we have enacted a goal to award 20 percent of contracts to Minority-owned businesses, and 10 percent of contracts to women-owned businesses. We encourage each of our partners to also adopt these goals.

  • 20% participation goal with certified Minority-owned business enterprises (MBE)
  • 10% participation goal with certified Woman-owned business enterprises (WBE)


Vendor #2648425

Link to website: The Port Authority of NY & NJ | MWBE

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Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council | MBE

The EMSDC conducts an extensive business review of new and existing MBEs. This review, the Certification Process, is designed to ensure compliance with the NMSDC member standards for certified minority business status. Certification by the EMSDC is a nationally recognized NMSDC certification and is honored nationwide.


MBE Certification #PT01919

Board Member

Link ro website: Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council | MBE

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Pennsylvania Departmnet of Transportation | DBE & PA UCP

PennDOT has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with the regulations of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26 (Part 26). The department receives federal financial assistance from DOT, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the department has signed an assurance that it will comply with Part 26. The department’s DBE Policy (PDF) outlines its goals and mission for the program.


DBE Certified

PA UCP No:15951

Link to website: Pennsylvania Departmnet of Transportation | DBE & PA UCP

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Commonwealth of PA | MBE & SDB

The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) verifies self-certified Small Businesses that wish to participate as Minority, Woman, Service-Disabled, LGBT, and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises through the Small Diverse Businesses program. Eligible Small Business must hold certifications as diverse businesses with one of the Department’s approved third-party certification entities.


MBE #511378-2016-03-SB-M

SDB #511378-2016-03-SB-M

Link to website: Commonwealth of PA | MBE & SDB

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Federal SBA Certifcation | EDWOSB

The Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) certification is very similar to the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program; however, it does have a few distinctions.


It is important to note that any EDWOSB also qualifies for WOSB qualifications, but not the other way around. Like a WOSB, in order to be considered an EDWOSB, a woman must control most of the company, at least 51%, but to be considered EDWOSB, she must also be economically disadvantaged. This economically disadvantaged woman must, like in women owned small businesses, make day to day decisions and long term, strategic decisions. To be considered economically disadvantaged, she must meet certain requirements for personal net worth, adjusted gross income, and fair market value of all her assets.


DUNS-092860994 CAGE- 7QLY5

Link to website: Federal SBA Certifcation | EDWOSB

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New York City Department of Small Business | MBE

The City of New York Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program expands opportunities for minority and women entrepreneurs to access government contracts and grow their businesses. When eligible businesses are certified with the City they become more visible to prospective buyers, including City agencies and private contractors seeking to purchase goods and services.


MBE Certification # MWCERT2019-2591

Link to website: New York City Department of Small Business | MBE

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Colorado Department of Transportation | DBE

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is a federal affirmative action program implemented by recipients of DOT Federal Financial Assistance. Recipients are primarily state highway, transit and airport agencies that receive funds subject to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations part 26 (49 CFR 26). The DBE program promotes a “level playing field” and fosters equal opportunity in DOT assisted contracts that include highway, transit and airport programs.

The main objectives of the DBE Program are:

  • To ensure that small disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) can compete fairly for federally funded transportation-related projects.
  • To ensure that only eligible firms participate as DBEs.
  • To assist DBE firms in competing outside the DBE Program.


Vendor #2648425

Link to website: Colorado Department of Transportation | DBE