New Broadcast: Announcing Adoption of Certified Small Business Rule Amendments: P-08-17
Small Business Regulations
The Department of General Services, Procurement Division, Office of Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS), in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, has revised California Code of Regulations (CCR) Sections 1896 – 1896.22, Title 2, Division 2, Chapter 3, Subchapter 8; Office of Small Business Procurement and Contracts. This CCR is also known as the Small Business (SB) regulations. The regulatory amendment incorporated legislation chaptered between 2005 through 2015, deleted obsolete terms and, where applicable, ensured Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise regulatory consistency. Opportunities for public input occurred and a hearing was conducted as the links below specified. The rule changes substantially described in the 6/17/2016 initial notice and in a 11/10/16 re-notice, were filed with the Secretary of State and became effective on 1/23/2017.
Small Business Certification Regulations
- Small Business Regulations (Effective 1/23/2017)
- Initial Notice of Anticipated Rule Changes and Supporting Documentation: 6/17/16 – 8/1/2016
- 15 - Day additional public availability: 11/10/16 - 11/28/16
- Final Statement of Reasons:
The Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) and adopted final text, as previously announced, may be obtained by contacting individuals identified in the rulemaking announcements and are also posted on this website page.
The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Regulations approved by the Office of Administrative Law on February 14, 2013, went into effect on April 1, 2013. Proposed DVBE rule adjustments of very limited scope, necessitated by newly chaptered laws or to undo content no longer considered necessary, were included in the adopted Certified Small Business rule amendments identified above. You may access the current DVBE regulations and the Small Business & DVBE Request for Certification (Application) at the following links: