VBE Directory Search When searching for certified firms using the keyword feature, please note that you may only search for one word (or partial word) at a time. Multiple word search terms are not allowed and will result in no findings. For an example of using the correct search term, use the partial word search term "elec" under product description to allow you to search for electrician, electrical contractor, electrical supplies, etc. Attention: This VBE Directory Search function is for use in locating VBEs for participating in state and/or federally funded solicitations pursuant to RIGL 37-14.3. It is not to be utilized for locating MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, or ACDBEs.