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DVBE THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS (3PL) & Building Materials Supplier

ICON is a State of California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE #1788148). In addition, ICON is certified by the City of San Diego as a Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE #14IB1270). By working with us, you are supporting diverse business participation, while obtaining the benefit of partnering with a firm focused on providing high quality service.

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Benefits of Working with a SBE/DVBE

Small businesses and veteran-owned businesses are often flexible, committed to excellence, and relationship-oriented. With their experience in the military, veterans bring values of integrity, honesty, hard work, and entrepreneurship into their businesses. Working with diverse suppliers such as ICON can help you fulfill project goals and requirements, ensure your bid is responsive, and increase the likelihood of your bid’s success. The State of California requires that 3% of all government contracts are awarded to disabled veteran owned businesses. In addition, many utilities, governmental agencies, federal projects, and other organizations aim for at least 25% Small Business or DVBE participation. This encourages prime contractors and subcontractors to partner with SBE/DVBE suppliers. The City of San Diego has goals to maximize participation of Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE) and Emerging Local Business Enterprises (ELBE) on contracts by the City. Click here for DVBE Resources and read below for more information:

Some of these benefits include:

California law mandates that State agencies award at least 3% of their contract awards to certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). California regulated public utility companies also have a legislated goal of 1.5% for certified California DVBE’s.
California’s Proposition 209 ended all preferential public contracting incentives on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. As a result, service disabled veterans are the only group that currently receive targeted opportunities for California’s annual contract awards. In addition, most state agencies include a disabled veteran component in their bids exceeding $10,000 in order to meet their 3% legislated goal.
California Law (SB115) provides a 1%–5% stackable bid advantage to DVBE’s. Many of these opportunities do not contain any incentive caps. Combined with the 5% Small Business Advantage our bids will be very competitive and highly successful.
California law (AB 1084) provides a 5% bid advantage to Small Businesses. State agencies may use a streamlined process, known as the SB/DVBE Option, by contracting directly with a California certified small business for goods, services, information technology and Public Works projects. The solicitation must be valued at more than $5,000 and the State agency must obtain price quotes from at least two California certified small businesses.
California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Subchapter 1896.6, allows a non-small business to claim a 5% small business preference if they commit to subcontract at least 25% of the net bid price with our certified small business company. California Code of Regulation, Title 2, subchapter 1896.1 and 1896.3 provides our business which is physically located in an Enterprise Zone Act (EZA) and Target Area Contract Preference Act (TACPA) additional bid preferences for contracts that exceed $100,000.00
California’s Prompt Payment Act substantially penalizes State agencies that do not pay certified Small Businesses within 45 days of receipt of the invoice. There is no exception, even if the State has not passed a Budget Act. The penalty is 0.25% per calendar day, or approximately 90% per year. California’s Prompt Payment Act ensures that we will be able to pay our suppliers within 45 days or less.
California law (AB 941) requires each state agency and department to appoint a DVBE Advocate to assist each certified DVBE firm in increasing their contract awards. In addition DVBE firms are notified electronically of all state contract opportunities. No cost ads can be placed on these electronic bid notifications advising prime contractors of our ability to provide subcontractor components. Our suppliers benefit from this substantial marketing advantage.

Veteran Support

We highly encourage Veterans to apply for employment opportunities with us. We are a Veteran-owned, Veteran-friendly company that understands the challenges that come with transitioning back into civilian life.

See our employment page for more details, or visit our community page to learn about our company’s specific mission to help organizations who also support Veterans.

Proud Veteran Owned Business Member!

Why Choose Us

When you choose to work with ICON, you choose to work with a company that believes you are more than just a customer – you are a partner.

We’re a company with a core purpose and values that believes in integrity, service, and commitment to excellence in every job we do. Contact us today to learn how to get started.

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