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Certification 101 - Overview & Application Packet Review

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) invites for-profit business owners interested in working with government contracts are invited to learn more about small and minority business enterprise certifications and how they can be used as a marketing tool for businesses that are qualified.

This workshop will provide an overview of the various types of certifications available and give attendees an opportunity to walk through the application documents.

Types of certifications discussed:

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) for City of Austin funded contracts and projects
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) for federally-funded aviation, transportation, and highway projects such as Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) which is a race and gender neutral certification for single scoped construction projects.

The City also has an agreement with the State of Texas to review applications for Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise (HUB) certification when application is submitted with MBE/WBE or DBE application. If approved, qualified HUB candidates will receive their certificate from the State of Texas.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://smbrcert_jan242019.eventbrite.com

 

Location Information
City of Austin - Small & Minority Business Resources
4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd
Austin, TX 78721
Contact Information
Blender Hill
+1-5129747677