Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID)

Helping Oregon’s small businesses succeed by supporting them in securing and renewing COBID certifications and with learning about, connecting to, and competing for public contracting opportunities.


The primary goal of certification is to level the playing field by providing certified firms a fair opportunity to compete for government contracts regardless of owner ethnicity, gender, disability, or firm size.

We provide the following certificiations: Airport Concessionaire Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE), Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE), and Emerging Small Business (ESB). 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Diversification

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Certification

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Advising
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Carrie Baxandall
775 Summer St., NE Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-0075 Ext: 5039860075