Small Business Construction Program (SBCP)

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) and the Capital Contracting Office (CCO) formerly the Contract Management Department (CMD) have established the Small Business Construction Program (SBCP). This program is designed for construction and construction-related projects with an estimated budget of less than $50,000. These projects will be reserved for initial solicitation for certified SBEs.

SBCP Objectives

To expand contract opportunities to small businesses. This program maintains a competitive environment while ensuring that contracts will be awarded to small businesses.

To enhance the Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) program. The SBCP program expands opportunities for small business enterprises (SBE) and complements the MBE/WBE program. It addresses the Disparity Study recommendation for a race and gender neutral initiative.

To administer the SBCP in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state law.

SBCP Eligibility

In order to qualify for inclusion in the SBCP, a firm and its affiliates must meet the Small Business Size Standards as reflected in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Subsector 238-Specialty Trade Contractors of $15 million in average gross receipts for the past three years and be certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the City of Austin.

Apply for Small Business Enterprise Certification

Please register on-line with Vendor Connection at the Purchasing Office's website then submit only one of the SBE verification affidavits below:

SBCP Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Small Business Enterprise Affidavit. and the Owner's current resume

or,

SBCP Small Business Enterprise Affidavit and the Owner's current resume and three years business tax returns