ESB Directory

The Emerging Small Business Program (ESB) is a state-funded program that provides incentives and benefits for all small businesses looking to do business with CDOT. ESB-certified firms have the opportunity to compete for projects reserved for bidding by ESB firms only, and prime contractors are eligible for significant financial reimbursements for meeting optional ESB goals on projects. Get certified in both the DBE and ESB Programs and you'll be structured for success.

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ESB Directory

CDOT manages a directory of certified Emerging Small Businesses (ESB) that can be used to locate subcontractors to work on CDOT projects. ESB firms have access to a variety of program benefits including ESB Restricted Projects, free Bid Express accounts, and support services. Prime contractors receive incentives such as financial reimbursements and scoring points on proposals by committing to use ESB subcontractors.

The ESB Directory is a great marketing tool for small businesses looking for more exposure with prime contractors. Prime contractors use this database to search for firms by name or business description keywords.