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Re-Certification

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Renewal of your certification with the Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise is currently required every every three (3) years. It is the responsibility of certified firms to keep their certification active and in good standing with the Go-DBE office. Applicants for certification are invited to submit an online application for renewal in our electronic TN Go-DBE System.


For Re-certification:
1. Go to the following link to access the TN Go-DBE System https://tn.diversitysoftware.com/vendorstart.asp
2. A copy of the most recent Federal Tax return - including all schedules is required for all re-certifications. All documents must be uploaded and attached to the TN Go-DBE System.


Certified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) must meet the eligibility guidelines for a small business under the new definition beginning April 2, 2012. Small businesses may no longer meet only one of the criteria ex: "number of employees". All small business enterprises must meet both the annual sales volume and the number of employees. Copies of Employer Quarterly Statements SF 941 verifying the number of employees for ALL industry must be presented by small business firms at the time of renewal.


Firms that provided an existing certification at the time of their initial certification by a certification agency, ex: Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) U. S. Small Business Administration, State Purchasing Councils, Uniform Certification Agency, Mid-South Minority Business Association or approved local certification, must provide a copy of their current certification with the above mentioned agencies at the time of renewal.


Note: Firms that have allowed their certification with Go-DBE to lapse or expire must complete a new certification application. A complete list of documentation must be provided in order to renew firm that have allowed their certification to expire. Provide a copy of your most recent tax return and a copy of your existing certification with another certification agency (if applicable) in order to renew certification with Go-DBE.