Hi, I’m Jeff Cazeau. For years now I’ve been helping business owners just like you obtain government contracts with federal, state and local government entities. Clients call on me to assist them because I am experienced in helping small, minority and women owned businesses obtain government certifications such as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification, the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program and other Women/Minority Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification programs through state, local and other certifying entities. I also structure joint ventures and teaming agreements to help companies successfully bid and win government contracts.
I’ve written a number of Free, No-Obligation Certification Guides in order to help business owners like you better understand the Certification Programs. These guides are based on my experience as a government contracts attorney who specializes in preparing DBE/ACDBE, along with other certification applications. I also defend applicants when their applications are denied.
- To Save Time – Unless you have some experience with the certification application process, it may take you several weeks to complete your application(s). Having your certification application returned for errors just once can delay your applications for months. The sooner you obtain your certification, the sooner you can begin bidding on contracts for your business.
- Get It Right The First Time – The majority of self prepared certification applications are returned for one reason or the other. We have prepared numerous certification applications from various states and know exactly what each program requires in various states . The requirements list for the certification application is quite long, so we make sure that every document is included in your package and all requirements are met before we send out your application.
- Avoid Having Your Certification Application Denied – When applying for your certification, it’s important that you avoid having your application denied. The certification programs have a number of regulations, which when not followed by the applicant can cause the applications to be denied. When reviewing your application, the reviewer will go through a checklist. Missing just one document or providing improper documentation can cause your application to be denied. Once your application is denied, you’ll have 90 days to file an appeal which will cost you time and money. The appeal must be done in the exact manner outlined by the program. Before we begin your application, we perform a complete analysis of you and your business to make sure that you qualify for the certification program.
- Post Certification Support – What happens after you receive your certification? Obtaining your certification is only the first step in this process. As a practicing Government Contract Attorney, I help my clients on a daily basis with the ins and outs of government contracts. Once you have your certification, you’ll need a trusted adviser who can help you. I make myself available to all of my certification clients in helping them deal with obtaining and retaining government contracts.
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Contact a Certification Attorney at DBE Direct regarding any certification matters. Our Certification Attorneys can be reached via phone at (786)780-2241 or via email using our Contact Form. We’re ready to help you obtain your certification(s).