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These forms must be included with the supporting documentation to complete the applications for SDO and DBE Certification (see the Workshop Requirement sidebar on the right of this page). Out-of-state firms must supply all current certification letters and a site visit report from their home state and/or Department of Transportation in order to apply for certification in Massachusetts. You may also obtain a paper version of this form by contacting the SDO office, or by completing and submitting the form online.

Note: These files are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® (free) to view or download them.

Forms required for all applications

The W-9 and Commonwealth Terms and Conditions forms are required for all:

  • New Firms seeking certification for the first time, or
  • Currently certified firms changing business name and/or address.

These forms are interactive and can be completed online. Once done, first print out the finished document, then sign it.

Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W-9)

Commonwealth Terms and Conditions Form

Forms required only for DBE applications

Companies applying for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification must complete the following forms.

  1. Uniform Certification Application
  2. Affidavit of Certification
  3. Personal Financial Statement

The Affidavit of Certification and the Personal Financial Statement must be signed and notarized.

Supporting Document Checklists

Profit Checklist

Non-Profit Checklist

DBE Checklist


Session Requirement

Please keep in mind that all applicants begin the certification process by doing one of the following:

Either version of the session answers all of your questions about how to fill the application forms, what the certification process is, and what the benefits are for your business.

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