The SB/DVBE Emergency Registry was developed to simplify the identification of certified businesses during an emergency. The registry is designed specifically to meet the needs of state departments to aid them in connecting with certified businesses who can quickly offer specialized emergency goods and services. By increasing contracting opportunities for certified businesses, our economy is strengthened, and departments are better able to meet their annual 25% SB and 3% DVBE contracting goals. 

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 are included in the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry?

Certified businesses (SB, Microbusiness, SB-PW, and DVBE) that can deliver on-demand emergency goods and services (in the categories below) are invited to register their business. Only SB/DVBE businesses who are currently ready and able to support the state of California in an emergency should register.  The registry requires that businesses have an active SB/DVBE certification number to register.

Emergency Registry Categories:

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

Who can access the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry – Buyer Search Portal?

The Buyer Search Portal is available to all state buyers. It is not public-facing and serves to simplify the process of locating certified businesses who are able to provide emergency related goods and services.

How can a state buyer access the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry - Buyer Search Portal?

To access the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry - Buyer Search Portal, buyers must first register themselves within the DGS Shared Services Portal and request access to the Buyer Report. Once access is approved by DGS staff, buyers can easily search the portal and quickly identify certified businesses that match defined requirements for emergency goods or services. Certified companies are constantly being added, updated, and reviewed.

Overview of SB/DVBE Emergency Registry - Buyer Search Access Instructions:

Part 1: Register in DGS Shared Services Portal

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

Part 2: Request Access to SB/DVBE Emergency Registry - Buyer Search Portal

Step 1: Click on “Buyer Access”

Step 2: Fill in and submit form. After review of your submission, you will be emailed a status update with further instructions

Part 3: Search for certified businesses 

Step 1: Upon approval, log-in to DGS Shared Services Portal and click “SB/DVBE Emergency Registry Link” in Categories box

Step 2: Click “Buyer Report”

Step 3: Begin search by adding search parameters

For step-by-step registration instructions:

Instructional Guide

Please send all comments and questions to:

Emergency Registry Access

For step-by-step registration instructions:

Instructional Guide


Registry Information for SB/DVBE businesses

Click the button below to access the Certified Business Registry webpage:

Questions about the SB/DVBE Emergency Registry: