The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has embarked on an aggressive, multi-billion dollar school construction and renovation program that will deliver new and modernized school facilities and more than 180,000 new classroom seats by the year 2012. LAUSD's investment of $20.3 billion in new and existing school facilities represents the largest school construction and renovation program in the western United States.
In recognition that the school construction and renovation program will require a large pool of qualified contractors and that the construction activity will take place in diverse neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles and neighboring cities, the Board of Education deems it imperative that small businesses compete for these economic opportunities.
25% Small Business Enterprise Participation Goal
In February 2003, the Board of Education established a 25% Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation goal on all District contracts. This far-reaching SBE participation goal is the guiding principle for the Small Business Program.
The mission of the Small Business Program is to increase the pool of qualified firms competing for LAUSD bond-funded contracts. The Small Business Program provides SBE firms with information and access to compete for bond-funded construction, architecture, engineering, and professional services contracts; and referral services to technical assistance, financial, bonding and insurance, and certification services that promote the long-term competitive capacity of SBE firms.
Small Business Registration and Certification
Companies wanting to register their business and/or apply for small business enterprise certification may do so using the LAUSD vendor registration module. The registration module and help documents may be found using the links below. To begin the registration process a new user profile must be created using the website vendor portal.
Register your Business and Get Certified
Vendor Registration Module Help Documents:
Apply By Mail: SBE certification application (Print, notarize and mail only if you are unable to register your business and apply for certification on-line. Certification could take 2-4 weeks by mail: click here to download .
Should you have any questions please contact technical support at (213) 241-4647.
Small Business Program
Los Angeles Unified School District
Facilities Services Division
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Small Business Program Manager
Small Business Program Coordinator