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Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services

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California Department of General Services
Office of Small and Business and DVBE Services (OSDS)
707 Third Street, First Floor Room 400
Sacramento, CA 95605


Mailing Address:
PO BOX 989052
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052
(916) 375-4940
(916) 375-4950 Fax
www.dgs.ca.gov


The Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS): Active link…I have only changed the name of the hyperlink below to reflect the office’s current name.


Consider being a Small Business Applicant if the business is:

• Independently owned and operated,
• Not dominant in field of operation,
• Principal office located in California,
• Owners (officers, if a corporation) domiciled in California, and

  • Including affiliates, be either, a business with 100 or fewer employees; an average annual gross receipts of $14 million or less, over the last three tax years;


  • A manufacturer* with 100 or fewer employees; or,
  • A microbusiness. A small business will automatically be designated as a microbusiness, if gross annual receipts are less than $3,500,000; or the small business is a manufacturer with 25 or fewer employees.
    • For Small Business Certification purposes, a manufacturer is a business that is both of the following:
      • (1) Primarily engaged in the chemical or mechanical transformation of raw materials or processed substances into new products.
      • (2) Classified between Codes 31 to 339999, inclusive, of the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Manual, published by the United States Census Bureau, 2007 edition.


Consider being a Disabled Veteran Applicant if you are:

• A veteran of the U.S. military, naval, or air service,
• Have a service-connected disability of at least 10% or more,
• Reside in California,

• At least 51% of the business is owned by one or more disabled veterans,

• The daily business operations is managed and controlled by one or more disabled veterans

• The home office is located in the U.S. and is not a branch or subsidiary of a foreign based business or corporation, and

• If the business is a limited liability company it is 100% owned by disabled veterans.


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