It is the policy of the San Francisco Community College District to encourage and facilitate full and equitable business opportunities in the areas of construction and construction-related services for small local business enterprises wishing to do business with the District.

District staff will take affirmative steps to encourage SLBE firms to participate in District construction and construction-related professional services work at both the prime contractor and subcontractor level. Special effort will be taken to encourage small, local businesses to participate in educational activities that enhance their ability to perform work. Outreach efforts will be targeted to new businesses, as well as existing businesses located in the City and County of San Francisco.

SLBE Policy

Professional Services Contracts

To be eligible for a professional services contract award, each consultant must agree to comply with the requirements of the SLBE Program authorized by the San Francisco Community College District, (SFCCD) Board of Trustees, Resolution No. 010426-P1, where applicable. The consultant is responsible for, and must comply with, all the details contained in the Resolution and Program Policies, as implemented through these Rules, Regulations and Requirements.

Construction Contracts

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

This program creates subcontracting goals and incentives to increase small business participation on District construction contracts. The minimum SBE subcontractor goal is 25%. SBE bidders receive a 5% bid discount, up to a maximum of $50,000. The Prime Contractor is responsible for and must comply with all SBE rules, regulations and requirements.

To be eligible for an award of a construction contract each Prime Contractor must agree to comply with the requirements of the San Francisco Community College District (District) SBE Program.

SBE Program
SBE Rules, Regulations, Requirements, and Forms

SLBE Construction Contracts Less Than $15K

The District has also established incentives to enhance SLBE participation at the prime contractor level on construction contracts under $15,000. The District may extend a ten percent (10%) discount to a SLBE prime contractor. See SLBE Policy for details.



To become certified as an SLBE/SBE firm, contact the City & County of San Francisco's Contract Monitoring Division or State of California's Department of General Services.

City & County of San Francisco
Contract Monitoring Division
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 581-2310
Apply for City & County of San Francisco Local Business Enterprise

State of California
Department of General Services (DGS)
Office of Small Business and DVBE Services
707 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Room 400
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4940
FAX: (916) 375-4950
Apply for DGS Small Business Enterprise


For questions concerning the SLBE/SBE Program contact:

Office of Facilities Planning & Construction
Phone: (415) 239-3055