Doing Business in the District of                      Columbia  Presented to the Washington DC Economic Partnership      ...
A Developing CitySource: Washington, DC Economic Partnership                                              Washington DC Ec...
A Developing CitySource: Washington, DC Economic Partnership                                              Washington DC Ec...
A Business City                Washington DC Economic Partnership                        Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012  ...
Agency Mission and Vision                   The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)                ...
Business Opportunities                Washington DC Economic Partnership                        Doing Business 2.0July 11,...
Doing Business in the District                Business Registration Process                                               ...
CBE Program    Business Certification                                                               PERCENT OF CERTIFIED B...
CBE ProgramBusinesses may be certified in any of the following categories; however, only a maximum of12 points that can be...
CBE Program                Business Certification Process                          Washington DC Economic Partnership     ...
Business Assistance  In April 2011, the first Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) was launched at theDepartment of Consu...
Questions & AnswersFor more information about DSLBD Programs and Services, please                          visit us at:   ...
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Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s Doing Business in DC program on doing business with the government featuring Harold Pettigrew, Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development. He spoke about local business certification and procurement processes. Learn more at http://www.wdcep.com/business-in-dc/doing-business-with-government/

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  • Business opportunities Navigation and advocacy Access to capital
  • DCRA's Corporations Division serves as the Office of Corporate Registrar for the District of Columbia. This is the first step in business regulatory compliance
  • The Small Biz Resource Center serves as a technical assistance network for navigating government, capacity building, and one on one assistance.
  • Doing Business with the Government | Doing Business in DC | DSLBD

    1. 1. Doing Business in the District of Columbia Presented to the Washington DC Economic Partnership July 11, 2012 Harold Pettigrew Director
    2. 2. A Developing CitySource: Washington, DC Economic Partnership Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0 July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 2
    3. 3. A Developing CitySource: Washington, DC Economic Partnership Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0 July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 3
    4. 4. A Business City Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 4
    5. 5. Agency Mission and Vision The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District- based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts. Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 5
    6. 6. Business Opportunities Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 6
    7. 7. Doing Business in the District Business Registration Process A Corporate Registration (DCRA) B Tax Registration (OTR) Business License (DCRA) C D Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Registration Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov
    8. 8. CBE Program Business Certification PERCENT OF CERTIFIED BUSINESS The Business Certification Program ENTERPRISES BY WARD* evaluates businesses headquartered in the District to determine Ward 4 eligibility to become a Certified 12% Business Enterprise (CBE). Ward 3 The DC Government directs 7% Ward 1 Ward 5 spending to CBEs, which in turn, 6% 17% supports and contributes to job creation and the city tax base, Ward 2 31% strengthening the local economy. Ward 6 Ward 7 7% 11% The CBE Program provides contracting preference for local businesses so they can better Ward 8 compete in contract and 9% procurement opportunities with DC Government. Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0 July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 8
    9. 9. CBE ProgramBusinesses may be certified in any of the following categories; however, only a maximum of12 points that can be applied toward any contract award. In evaluating requests for bids(RFB), contracting personnel apply a percentage reduction in price according to CBEdesignation. In evaluating requests for proposals (RFP), contracting personnel apply points toproposal evaluations according to CBE designation. DSLBD also certifies joint ventures, andvendors in the CBE Certification Program. % of CBEsCertification Categories Preference # of CBEs w/ Category (as of 8/19/2011) (as of 8/19/2011)Local Business Enterprise (LBE) 2 1214 100%Small Business Enterprise (SBE) 3 1133 93%Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) 2 658 54%Resident Owned Business (ROB) 5 607 50%Development Zone Enterprise (DZE) 2 705 58%Longtime Resident Business (LRB) 10 94 8%Veteran Owned Business (VOB) 2 23 2%Local Manufacturing Business LMB) 2 0 0% Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0 July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 9
    10. 10. CBE Program Business Certification Process Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 10
    11. 11. Business Assistance In April 2011, the first Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) was launched at theDepartment of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to assist District-based small businesses with navigating the District’s regulatory environment.More SBRC’s will be launched through DSLBD to expand business assistance services and programs offered throughout the city. http://bizdc.ecenterdirect.com/ Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 11
    12. 12. Questions & AnswersFor more information about DSLBD Programs and Services, please visit us at: Web: www.dslbd.dc.gov/ SBRC: http://bizdc.ecenterdirect.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/bizDC Twitter: www.twitter.com/bizDC or @bizDC Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/bizDC Washington DC Economic Partnership Doing Business 2.0 July 11, 2012 www.DSLBD.dc.gov 12

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