Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program
It is the City of San Diego's policy to encourage greater availability, capacity development, and contract participation by Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) in City contracts. This policy is, in part, intended to further the City's compelling interest to stimulate economic development through the support and empowerment of the local community, ensure that it is neither an active nor passive participant in marketplace discrimination, and promote equal opportunity for all segments of the contracting community.
Important Information About the SLBE Program
- About the Program (PDF)
- Program Description Chart (PDF)
- Program Income Caps (PDF)
- Standard EOCP Provisions - The WHITEBOOK 2012 Excerpt (PDF)
Online Approved SLBE/ELBE Vendors
Online Vendor Registration and Certification Process
In order to complete an online New or Renewal SLBE Certification Application, you must be registered in the City of San Diego’s online vendor registration system, PlanetBids™. To register and/or apply, click the button below.
Prior to starting the Certification Application, please review the following documents:
- How to Access the Certification Application (PDF)
- Required Document Checklist for New Applications (PDF)
- Required Document Checklist for Renewal Applications (PDF)
The application and associated documents are not public records, subject to the Public Records Act, and are not open for public inspection. All information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law.
If you have questions on how to complete the online application, feel free to call (619) 236-6092.
We look forward to receiving your application and encourage you to pursue city projects as prime/subcontractors, consultants and/or goods and services providers.