WOMEN AND MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WMBE)
Cal Pac Sheet Metal has been awarded a Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) Certification by the City of Los Angeles. Although Cal Pac Sheet Metal has been in business since 1994, they only recently applied for the formal certification in hopes of qualifying for public contracts.
WMBE’s procurement goals of 5% for women and 15% for minorities were initially established, and later expanded to include a goal of 1.5% for service-disabled veterans. Certification of eligible suppliers was designed to encourage, recruit, and utilize WMBEs by participating utilities.
Benefits of registering and receiving certification:
- Official recognition of your Women- or Minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE) status
- Promotion and visibility to the CPUC and sixteen major utilities
- Involvement frequent marketing and bid announcement events
- Faster contracting processes
By participating your company is identified as an eligible, certified supplier in a centralized database used by many utilities to search for suppliers and when matched with a purchasing requirement, your certification speeds the contracting process.