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Obtaining Certifications


EXTENDING THE REACH -The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation that represents public entities in the South Texas area. The entities we represent are committed to enhancing the participation of Disadvantaged, Small, Minority, Woman and Veteran Owned Businesses in public/government contracting and purchasing activities.


    At the SCTRCA, we seek to connect the small business owner to economic opportunities through the power of certification. The SCTRCA is responsible for the certification process for our member entities, which include:
    The City of San Antonio • Bexar County • Alamo Colleges
    Brooks • Edwards Aquifer Authority • Port San Antonio
    San Antonio Housing Authority • San Antonio ISD
    San Antonio River Authority  •  San Antonio Water Systems
    University Health Systems  •  VIA Metropolitan
    The SCTRCA offers a SMWVBE (local) program under which vendors who meet eligibility requirements are certified as Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and/or Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE). A vendor can be certified with multiple certifications as long as the eligibility requirements for each certification are met.
    The SCTRCA also offers a federal program that consists of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certifications. The ACDBE and DBE are reviewed and processed according to the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP). The TUCP follows Federal regulations, 49 CFR, Part 26 and Part 23. The certification applications for both programs as well as additional information can be found on our website – www.sctrca.org.

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