Certifications

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Certifying women owned businesses is the foundation of WBENC's mission, along with connecting WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) with WBENC's Corporate Members to facilitate real time business opportunities and serving as a resource to offer training that helps the Corporate Member and the WBENC-Certified WBE grow their capacity. WBENC's world-class certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.

Maryland Small Business Reserve Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise is Maryland’s official certification agency for the MBE Program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The MBE/DBE certification program was established to guarantee that small, minority and women owned firms had the chance to participate equally in both state and U.S. (DOT) federally funded projects. In order to be applicable; independent businesses must be owned (at least 51%) and controlled by a member economically disadvantaged group. J29 applies to this case as an economically disadvantaged company, and as a woman-owned small business. 

North American Industry Classification System Codes 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to classify businesses by industry. Each business is classified into a six-digit NAICS code number based on the majority of activity at the business. The Census Bureau tabulates the data into summary totals at the two-digit down to six-digit NAICS levels.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) requires NAICS codes from small businesses that wish to become SBA-certified and be eligible for government contracts set aside for certified small businesses. 

J29 currently holds the following NAICS codes:

  • 541511  Custom Computer Programming Services

  • 541512  Computer Systems Design Services

  • 541513  Computer Facilities Management Services

  • 541519  Other Computer Related Services

  • 541611  Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

  • 541690 Other Scientific Consulting Services

  • 561110  Office Administrative Services

  • 425120 Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

  • 541219  Other Accounting Services

  • 541330  Engineering Services

Baltimore City - Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office Certification (MWBOO)

The Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development serves as the City of Baltimore’s primary advocate for small, local, minority and women-owned companies including prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners. The City of Baltimore's MWBOO provides support for small, local, minority-owned and women-owned companies seeking to do business with the City of Baltimore by expanding contracting opportunities and increasing the procurement dollars spent with minority and women-owned companies.

Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

On December 21, 2000, Congress enacted the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554. Section 811 of that Act added a new section 8(m), 15 U.S.C. 637(m), authorizing Federal contracting officers to restrict competition to eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSBs) for Federal contracts in certain industries. Specifically, woman-owned businesses must be distributed 5% of all government prime contracts.

Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program/DBE, by the Department of Transportation

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise is Maryland’s official certification agency for the MBE Program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The MBE/DBE certification program was established to guarantee that small, minority and women owned firms had the chance to participate equally in both state and U.S. (DOT) federally funded projects. In order to be applicable; independent businesses must be owned (at least 51%) and controlled by a member economically disadvantaged group. J29 applies to this case as an economically disadvantaged company, and as a woman-owned small business. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), a recipient of federal financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This program expands business opportunities for minority, and woman-owned companies on federally-funded transportation projects.

Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Authority) LDBE Program provides opportunities to local small business firms. These LDBE firms are eligible for any Authority contract that requires LDBE participation. An LDBE is defined as a small business concern which is organized for profit and located within a 100-mile radius of Washington, DC's Zero Mile Marker. Those business entities located within cities and counties that fall partially within the aforementioned boundary are also eligible to participate in the Authority's LDBE program.

Small Diverse Business (SDB), by Pennsylvania Department of General Services (PA DGS)

The Department of General Services', representing The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, small business contracting program maintains a strong commitment to providing opportunities for small businesses to compete for prime contracting opportunities with the goal of promoting the economic growth and success of small businesses.The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) verifies self-certified Small Businesses that wish to participate as Minority, Woman, Service-Disabled, LGBT, and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises through the Small Diverse Businesses program. Eligible Small Business must hold certifications as diverse businesses with one of the Department’s approved third-party certification entities.

New Jersey Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program (MBE/WBE)

The New Jersey Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue and Enterprise Services provides set-aside opportunities for Minority, and/or Women Business Enterprises. The W/MBE program allows businesses to have extended opportunities to participate for those that meet the criteria established by New Jersey's Department for small, minority, and women-owned organizations. J29 is happy to participate in this program as a certified WMBE corporation. 

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