The SB/DVBE Emergency Registry was developed to simplify the identification of certified Small Businesses (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) during an emergency. The State faced challenges in recent years with identifying and buying from SBs and DVBEs during emergency events. By increasing contracting opportunities to certified businesses, departments are better able to meet their SB and DVBE contracting goals and our economy is strengthened for recovery.

What is the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry?

The SB/DVBE Emergency Registry is a dedicated searchable listing of certified businesses that are ready and able to deploy goods or services to state departments during the event of an emergency. Unlike Cal eProcure, this portal will only include businesses that provide goods and services contained in emergency categories (listed below).  This list of predefined emergency categories has been developed based on the past needs of the state during emergencies. State department buyers will be able to access and search this pool of suppliers during state emergencies.

What types of businesses should register for the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry?

Certified businesses that can deliver on-demand emergency goods and services are invited to register their business. 

A business qualified for the emergency registry...

  • Has an active SB/DVBE certification number
  • Offers one or more goods or services in the categories below during an emergency
  • Can respond and contract quickly during and emergency. Emergency procurements require fast, around-the-clock turnaround times – a SB/DVBE business should register only if they are fully capable of immediately providing the goods and/or services they list during registration

Emergency Registry Categories:

  • base camp operations
  • communications
  • debris removal
  • electrical
  • energy/fuel
  • erosion control
  • facilities maintenance/repair
  • fencing
  • miscellaneous supplies
  • personal care supplies
  • portable modular buildings/sanitation
  • respiratory products
  • roadway maintenance
  • food & beverage
  • hazardous materials
  • information technology
  • janitorial
  • law enforcement/security
  • lighting
  • medical
  • miscellaneous services
  • temporary labor
  • traffic control
  • vehicle rentals (incl. heavy equipment)
  • vehicle repair

How does a qualified certified business register?

Qualified certified businesses must register their company through the DGS Shared Services Portal which houses the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry. Certified firms will be able to clearly define which goods and services they can offer. Certified businesses who register acknowledge that they are currently able and ready to respond to emergency requests.

Overview of SB/DVBE Emergency Registry - Supplier Registration Process:

Step 1: Register to create a username and password for the DGS Shared Services Portal

Step 2: Once you are logged-in, click "SB/DVBE Emergency Registry" in the Categories box

Step 3: Click  "Supplier Registration" to fill in and submit form. After review of your submission, you will be emailed a status update with further instructions

For step-by-step registration instructions:

Instructional Guide

What Information is Required to Register?

  • SB/DVBE Certification ID number
  • Emergency categories
  • Description of products/services
  • Location of business
  • Business contact information, including emergency contact info that can be reached around-the-clock

Please send all comments and questions to:

Emergency Registry Access

For step-by-step registration instructions:

Instructional Guide


Registry Information for State Departments

Click the button below to access the State Department webpage:

Questions about the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry: