Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

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About Us

The LSBOP, which was approved by the Mayor and Commission on February 19, 2008, is intended to enhance contracting and procurement opportunities for local small businesses, including:
  • Construction
  • Services
  • Professional Services
  • Supplies
To learn more, view the Objective and Policy.


  • Developing and administering Local Small Business (LSB) registration criteria and procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining a directory available to the public of registered LSBs capable of supplying the type and quality of equipment, supplies, general services, construction, and professional services required by Augusta, Georgia
  • Providing technical assistance, conducting seminars, visiting vendors, and performing other outreach services to encourage and increase participation in Augusta, Georgia's bidding process by LSBs
  • Attending pre-bid, pre-qualification, and pre-proposal conferences to provide information on the Local Small Business Opportunity Program (LSBOP)
  • Assisting prime contractors and other potential bidders in identifying and contracting LSBs


Augusta, Georgia is committed to the utilization of qualified and certified Local Small Business Opportunity Program firms on our state and local funded projects and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms on our federally funded projects.

Please follow the attached links to access and search available firms to partner on our procurement projects.

Augusta Local Small Business Opportunity Program (LSBOP) Directory
Augusta HUD Section 3 Business Directory
Georgia DOT UCP DBE Directory

Online Certification Application

Beginning April 1, 2021 local small business owners interested in applying for the Augusta-Richmond County Local Small Business Opportunity Program may apply online!!  The Compliance Department will continue to accept paper applications but wanted to offer the online application process to those that are interested.  All firms must meet the eligibility requirements.

To apply online visit https://augustaga.diversitycompliance.com/?TN=augustaga.  If you need additional information please contact our DBE/LSBOP Section at (706) 821-2406 or via email at [email protected]

2011 DBE Program for Federally Funded Contracts
The 2011 DBE Program for Federally Funded Contracts will not be effective until approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.