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Small Business Registration and Certification

There are many benefits to becoming a certified vendor and bidding on LAUSD projects. Companies wanting to register their business and/or apply for small business enterprise certification may do so using the LAUSD Supplier Self-Registration.

View our current list of LAUSD SBE Certified Vendors.

What is a Small Business?

A small business is one that meets the U.S. Small Business Administration guidelines for gross sales receipts (averaged over the past three years) or number of employees based upon industry. Please visit their website to find your small business size standard or applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

The LAUSD SBE certification is recognized and accepted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and its reciprocating agencies. The LAUSD recognizes and accepts certifications from other major public agencies:

Get Certified

LAUSD launches new Certification Portal for Small Business!

To get certified, you must have a LAUSD Vendor Number. If you have a LAUSD Vendor Number, go to the Supplier Portal and sign-in to get certified:

If you do not have a LAUSD Vendor Number, go to the Supplier Self-Registration Portal to obtain a Vendor Number and apply for certification:

Need Help?

Use the guides below to get started:

If you need additional assistance completing the registration, please go to the Procurement Vendor Services website to get more information.

If you have questions regarding the certification, please contact the Small Business Enterprise Department at (213) 241-1302.

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