Discover the proven way to grow your business 10x with government contracts
Certify your business as minority- or women-owned and access $1 Billion in anticipated government spending on diverse firms in industries ranging from construction to transportation, and professional services to technology.
Government and public agency buyers are looking for small, diverse businesses to work with on a wide range of local, state, and even federal projects.
When you certify your small business with the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE), your firm will stand out among your competitors as a diverse business, and your firm will be listed in OMWBE’s statewide directory of certified businesses, making it easier for you to find and bid on publicly funded projects.
Even if you’re already doing business with government agencies or aren’t sure if you want to bid on public agency contracts, certification can help you pay less interest on business loans. When you work with us, we’ll also provide 1-on-1 support as you prepare your certification application, saving you hours of time so you can focus on growing your small business.
There’s never been a better time to get certified.
CertifyWA.com is the only program of its kind in Washington State that provides comprehensive, individual certification application support and helpful resources for small business owners.
Step 1: Intake Call
Schedule an intake call with one of our certification specialists. We’ll answer all of your questions and provide an overview of the certification process so that you can save time while you prepare your application. If you have any questions, your certification specialist will be happy to help!
Step 2: Prepare Documents
Gathering the necessary business information takes some time, but it’s worth the effort. You’ll need to provide supporting documents that show your company’s ownership structure, finances, and products/services. This ensures that only businesses that qualify are certified, and helps other government agencies find you in the certified business directory.
Step 3: Application Review
Your certification specialist will review your application materials to ensure you’re ready to apply for certification. We’ll help you address any issues or concerns that may delay your certification so you can start bidding on government contracts as a diverse supplier.
Step 4: Submit Your Application
After our final review, you’ll be ready to submit your application to OMWBE. We’ll provide you with links to the certification application and you’ll enjoy a $0 application fee for working with us.
Dozens of businesses are certified every month, across these industries and more:
Computers & Technology
Energy & Electrical
Architecture & Design
Don’t risk falling behind your competitors. Leverage certification to help your business grow, access government contracts, and reduce the interest rates you pay on small business loans.
The time is now to certify your business
Are your business revenues growing as much as you’d like? Do you want to access new opportunities for work with public agencies?
Increased investments in supplier diversity from government agencies across Washington State make this the best time to certify your business so that you can competitively bid on public agency contracts at local, county, state, and even federal levels.
Certification helps you stand out from other firms in your industry.
One of the biggest problems that small businesses face is standing out when submitting bids on government projects. With so many applicants, the competition is fierce.
When you certify your business with the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE), you are added to the state’s directory of diverse businesses, one of the first places that government buyers look when making purchasing decisions.
Never before has it been easier or faster to apply for OMWBE certification as a minority- or woman-owned small business.
We’ve partnered with OMWBE to offer FREE certification application preparation and a $0 application fee. All you need to do is schedule a call with a certification specialist and we’ll help you prepare your application.
Becoming a certified business with OMWBE has been immensely helpful. Because of WSDOT’s commitment to inclusion I became a valued contractor to them, and was able to reach out to other contractors to help them become certified and be part of WSDOT contracts.
“Certification with OMWBE opened the doors to working with King and Pierce Counties, the City of Seattle, and the State of Washington. It’s made a big difference in our ability to run a profitable business.”
Save Time and Money on Your Certification
Certification through CertifyWA.com is FREE thanks to the generous support of OMWBE.
Usually, new applications for certification range from $25–100 depending on your business structure. Renewals cost $50–100 depending on your business structure.
When you prepare your application with one of our certification specialists, you’ll save yourself hours of time because we’ll walk you through the entire process step-by-step.
Instead of wondering if you’ve completed everything correctly or spending your valuable time searching OMWBE’s website for answers, you’ll be able to ask your certification specialist. They’ll review your application and offer helpful ideas on how to prepare so that you can apply with confidence and get back to growing your business.
The time you spend working with your certification specialist is completely risk-free.
You’ll pay no application fee, and our skilled team will carefully review all your application materials before you submit your application. Now is the time to invest in your business and your community.
When you certify through CertifyWA.com, not only will you enjoy a $0 application fee and one-on-one support from your certification specialist, you’ll also gain access to valuable business development resources.
These are only for businesses who take advantage of our certification preparation services and include strategies for finding and bidding on government contracts, building proposals and capabilities statements, as well as how to connect with purchasing agents at every level of government.
There’s never been a better time to grow your business with government contracts.
You’ll receive individual certification preparation help, a $0 application fee, and access to helpful resources that will transform your business.