ATTENTION:  LBE Certification applications are now accepted through the Supplier Portal or Paper Application. Applications are no longer accepted through Elations. 

LBE Certification is free. The Contract Monitoring Division will review your application and provide technical assistance on the criteria for certification. A site visit of the firm’s premises and interview is required for all new certifications. A site visit may include inspection of the trucking parking sites, suppliers’ inventory and warehouses, and storage of construction equipment. A typical certification period is one or three years. Expedited reviews are possible for firms with a future bid due date. Contact CMD for the expedited review process. 

Certified firms may be audited at any time. Certification may be suspended and/or revoked after an audit is performed. Loss of a license will result in immediate suspension until such time the license is reinstated. A certified business is required to notify CMD within ten days of any relevant change affecting its certification eligibility 

LBE Certification is optional and is not required to be an approved supplier to the City and County of San Francisco. 

A firm can apply for certification online or through the pdf/email process. Firms who apply via the pdf/email process still must have an account with the City and County of San Francisco's Supplier Portal

Online Portal Application (Recommended)

Online application for certification and recertification are completed through the City and County of San Francisco’s Supplier Portal. The Elations application portal closed on June 24, 2018. 

     New to the Supplier Portal? Create an account first.  

     Returning to the Supplier Portal? Login here. Bidder job aid. Supplier job aid.   

Help with the Supplier Portal is available online, at 415-944-2442 or

Help with the LBE application is available from CMD at 415-581-2310,, or in person at 1155 Market Street, 4th Floor; San Francisco, CA 94103. 

In-Person, Mail and Email Application

Download the corresponding PDF application below and submit the supporting documentation. PDFs are fillable. Firms who apply via the pdf/email process still must have an account with with the City and County of San Francisco's Supplier Portal

PDF icon Local Business Enterprise "LBE" Certification Application

PDF icon Non-Profit Enterprise "NPE" Certification Application

Applications are accepted at CMD, Attention Certification Unit, 1155 Market Street, 4th Floor; San Francisco, CA 94103 or

Please Note:  During Shelter in Place orders, CMD will not be accepting in-person applications.  However, applications can still be mailed in or submitted via e-mail.


Contract Monitoring Division 
Certification Unit
1155 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103