Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

We hope you find this page informative and useful. The Superior Court of Kern County (Court) recognizes the vital importance and impact that the DVBE community has on California's local, regional and statewide economies. For this reason, the Court has designed a program to enhance opportunities for DVBEs.

DVBE Advocate
The Court has appointed a DVBE Advocate to assist DVBEs with questions or concerns. The DVBE Advocate helps identify potential DVBE contracting opportunities, and helps make information regarding pending solicitations available to certified DVBEs.

DVBE Certification Process
The Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) is responsible for the DVBE certification process and will assist you with any questions or concerns about the process.

The DVBE certification and eligibility requirements are available on the  OSDS website here

DVBE Certification Benefits
The Court may provide an incentive to bidders and proposers that are certified DVBEs, or who commit to subcontract with certified DVBEs. By becoming a certified DVBE, you will become eligible to receive this incentive if offered, and to partner with prime contractors who wish to receive this incentive.

Online Resources

  • To get certified as a DVBE, click  here
  • For OSDS outreach events, click  here
  • To search for a certified DVBE, click  here
  • For information regarding violations and sanctions relating to the DVBE program, click  here


If you have questions or need assistance related to DVBE issues, please contact
Travis Andreas, DVBE Advocate
Phone: (661) 868-2610