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Certification 101: Minority and Women-Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Program

  • BiGAUSTIN 8000 Centre Park Drive Austin, TX, 78754 United States (map)

Certification 101

Minority and Women-Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Program

Learn more about our Minority- and Women-Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Program and the types of certifications that we offer to qualified business applicants.

The City of Austin has an MBE/WBE Procurement Ordinance that encourages bidders and proposers to solicit certified Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs/WBEs) for participation on City contracts. This gives business owners an opportunity to compete on City-funded contracts as a prime contractor, prime consultant or as a subcontractor or sub-consultant. Just to give you an idea of what the City of Austin procured in FY 2011. We purchased goods and services in the amount of $66,088,806 with Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and $30,585,166 with Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE).

The workshop and the certifications are free to small business owners. Keep in mind that Certification is a marketing tool that gives you exposure to firms who wish to do business with the City; however, it does not guarantee a contract.

Instructor: City of Austin, Small & Minority Business Resources

Tuition: FREE - Registration Required

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: 8000 Centre Park Dr., Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78754

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact or call our offices at (512) 928-8010


Can we bring children?

Please make arrangements for children; childcare services are not available in our offices.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Feel free to bring your lunch/snack.

The room is often cold, you may need a sweater.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring a copy of the ticket to this workshop.

Earlier Event: October 5
Contract Basics
Later Event: October 16
Borrowing Basics