MWDBE Certification Requirements

Capital Region Water accepts certifications from any of the following entities:

and / or

*These are disadvantaged business certifications which are accepted for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) only. Additional proof of ethnicity and/or gender must be submitted at time of verification.

Definitions:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) – A Business Enterprise that is:

  • MBE
  • WBE
  • Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise
  • an LGBT Business Enterprise

LGBT Business Enterprise – A Business Enterprise that is:

  • a sole proprietorship, owned and controlled by a LGBT Person; or
  • a partnership or joint venture of Business Enterprises controlled by LGBT Persons in which 51% of the beneficial ownership interest is held by LGBT Persons; or
  • a corporation or other entity controlled by LGBT Persons in which at least 51% of the voting.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) – A business concern that is:

  • a sole proprietorship, owned and controlled by a minority person; or
  • a partnership or joint venture of Business Enterprises controlled by Minority Persons in which 51% of the beneficial ownership interest is held by minorities; or
  • a corporation or other entity controlled by Minority Persons in which at least 51% of the voting interest and 51% of the beneficial ownership interest are held by minorities.

Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise – A Business Enterprise that is:

  •  a sole proprietorship, owned and controlled by a Service-Disabled Veteran; or
  •  a partnership or joint venture of Business Enterprises controlled by Service-Disabled Veterans in which 51% of the beneficial ownership interest is held by Service-Disabled Veterans; or
  • a corporation or other entity controlled by Service-Disabled Veterans in which at least 51% of the voting interest and 51% of the beneficial ownership interest are held by Service-Disabled Veterans.

Veteran Business Enterprise

  • a sole proprietorship, owned and controlled by a Veteran; or
  • a partnership or joint venture of Business Enterprises controlled by Veterans in which 51% of the beneficial ownership interest is held by Veterans; or
  • a corporation or other entity controlled by Veterans in which at least 51% of the voting interest and 51% of the beneficial ownership interest are held by Veterans.