January 23, 2012
Bucks County Certified Business Directory 2012 Edition Available
The Board of Bucks County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Bucks County Business Development department, are proud to announce the 2012 Edition of the Bucks County Certified Business Directory is now available on the official county website, www.BucksCounty.org.
The directory includes information about 133 businesses located in Bucks County that have passed the rigorous certification process through the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The directory is intended for the use of organizations, local and nationwide, to help identify certified companies as may be required by government contracts or corporate supplier diversity programs.
This year, there are 113 Bucks County businesses certified by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services as a Women, Minority, and/or Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise. The Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program has certified 33 firms as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and 8 companies are participating in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. Additionally, 17 businesses have obtained multiple certifications.
The County of Bucks published the first directory in 2004, with a listing of 58 certified businesses. Subsequently, the county began to offer annual workshops on Doing Business with the County, State, and Federal government to educate small businesses on the benefits of selling their products and services to government agencies. In 2009, the annual Certification Made Easy workshop was added to provide training on completing the certification application.
The County of Bucks Business Development department provides business start-up assistance and helps companies sustain, expand, or enter the Bucks County market. Free services include resource provision, workshop education, and networking opportunities. For more information about the county’s Business Development programs and offerings, please visit the official county website, www.BucksCounty.org or contact Sonia Smith, program administrator, at 215-345-3839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.