The CA DVBE Program

The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Participation Program was established to acknowledge disabled veterans for their service and to further DVBE participation in state contracting, promote competition and encourage greater economic opportunity.

The state established a DVBE participation goal of at least three percent. The goal applies to the total contract dollars expended each year by an awarding department. Each state agency establishes their own method for attaining the goal and they have the discretion to include the program goal within individual contracts. Every year, state agencies must also report to the governor and the legislature their total DVBE contracting participation. If the minimum three percent goal is not met, the state agency must provide their reasons for not meeting the goal and an implementation plan for future DVBE participation improvement. They may also be required to stand before a legislative panel to further clarify their results and efforts.

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