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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.