The Contra Costa Superior Court recognizes the vital importance and impact that the DVBE community has on California's local, regional and statewide economies. For this reason, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa has designed a program to enhance opportunities for DVBEs.

DVBE Advocate

The Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa has appointed a DVBE Advocate to assist DVBEs with questions or concerns. The DVBE Advocate helps identify potential DVBE contracting opportunities, and helps make information regarding pending solicitations available to certified DVBEs.

DVBE Certification Process

The Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) is responsible for the DVBE certification process and will assist you with any questions or concerns about the process. The DVBE certification and eligibility requirements are available on the OSDS website.

DVBE Certification Benefits

Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa may provide an incentive to bidders and proposers that are certified DVBEs, or who commit to subcontract with certified DVBEs. By becoming a certified DVBE, you will become eligible to receive this incentive if offered, and to partner with prime contractors who wish to receive this incentive.

Online Resources

Here is a list of on-line resources you may find useful:


If you have questions or need assistance related to DVBE issues, please contact:

Santosh Shah, DVBE Advocate
Phone: (925) 608-2556
Fax: (925) 608-2658