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Becoming Go-DBE certified

Wed 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This workshop will assist businesses in getting the community educated on the State of Tennessee's certification process and increase their knowledge and understanding of the State's Procurement Process and Procedures. During this workshop, businesses will receive assistance with completing the W-9 Form and Direct Deposit form for submission of Edison registration in order to obtain an Edison Supplier ID number, which is required for the certification application. Businesses will also have the opportunity for on-site Go-DBE certification registration. Items/Documents to Consider Bringing Laptop -Two (2) pieces of ID -Copy of your most recent Tax Return -Copy of your Business License -Copy of your Business Insurance (Optional) For questions, please contact Veronica Clark via e-mail at ( More about GO-DBE: The most common reference for the acronym is Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); however, the DBE in our name stands for Diversity Business Enterprise. It is important to note that the DBE certification and the certifications offered by Go‐DBE are not interchangeable. While Go‐DBE will accept the DBE certification as a reciprocal certification for its program, Go‐DBE’s certification will not be accepted as a reciprocal certification by the Department of Transportation or for a federal project requiring a DBE certification. DBE certification is necessary for firms wanting to participate in the set‐aside for federally assisted procurements that have DBE contracting goals.

Speaker(s): Veronica Clark- UT-PTAC

Fee: No Cost

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TSBDC @ Southwest Tennessee Community College
Maxine A. Smith Center, Suite 112
8800 East Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38125