Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Participation Policy

The Public Contract Code establishes a contract participation goal of at least 3 percent for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) for our complete contracting programs, however State agencies have discretion to apply the participation goal to individual contracts.

CalPERS requires the DVBE participation goal on all contracts of $50,000 or more. Exemptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, if it is determined that an exemption is in CalPERS best interests. In some circumstances, finalists in a Request for Proposal process may be required to provide the DVBE good faith or goal documentation.

For each contract, you must meet or exceed the goal of 3 percent DVBE participation or submit documents on actions taken to satisfy the "good faith effort."

Dated: 03-25-2004