A user ID and password are necessary to electronically submit a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Application.
Types of User IDs:
ECMS PennDOT Business Partner: Provides access to ECMS as well as the SBE information and application.
SBE applicant: Provides access to the SBE information and application only.
SBE Application Access for Existing Business Partners
If you are currently registered as a business partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in ECMS, all you need to do is to request the addition of the SBE role on company letterhead. This letter should be scanned and emailed to
A sample letter in PDF format can be found by clicking this
Upon receipt, PennDOT will add the SBE Applicant role to your companys existing business partner profile and your ECMS Security Administrator can then add the SBE Applicant role to existing or new individual users at your firm.
SBE Application Access for Firms Not Registered as Business
Complete and submit the
Login Request Form .
You must identify a Security Administrator at your firm to manage individual user IDs and privileges. E-mail the completed form to
Upon receipt, PennDOT will create a Security Administrator role for your firm and send an email to that person which provides detailed instructions for logging into ECMS, updating your passwords and other administrative functions. That Security Administrator will also be responsible for creating user IDs and passwords for her or himself and other representatives of your firm to access the SBE application. User IDs created with this access will not be able to access ECMS like the security access granted through the ECMS Business Partner process.
If you require assistance in navigating this process, please contact the ECMS Help Desk at 717-783-8330. The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
* If your firm is not currently registered as a business partner, but you would like to do business with PennDOT in the future, you are strongly encouraged to register as a Business Partner. More information about business partner registration can be found by clicking here.