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Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) was created  by Austin City Council in 1987 to administer the Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs within the City of Austin.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE program is intended to:

  • Promote and encourage minority, women, and disadvantaged business owners to participate in business opportunities with the City of Austin;

  • Afford Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) an equal opportunity to compete for work on City contracts; and

  • Encourage bidders to promote subcontracting opportunities to certified MBEs, WBEs and DBEs by soliciting firms for subcontracting opportunities.

Divisions of SMBR: Certification, Compliance,  and Resources (Bonding & Plan Room)

Upcoming Events:

General Overview of Weatherization Measures: Doing Business with Austin Energy's Weatherization Program. Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon at Learning and Research Center, 2800 Spirit of Texas Drive.

Plan Room:

Current Projects

SMBR’s Plan Room provides free electronic access to the McGraw-Hill Dodge system of drawings as well as hard copy plans and specifications from local, private, and public sector jobs. The Plan Room is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call (512) 974-7799 for more information.

Proposed Construction Plans Bidding Between 12/1/14 and 11/30/15

Disparity Study:

Learn more about The City of Austin's Disparity Study and how your business can get involved.

Purchasing:

Current Contract Opportunities

CIVIC - Capital Improvement/Bond Projects

Minority- and Women-Owned (MBE/WBE) Reports

eCheckbook - Austin Finance Online tool which reflects payments made by the City of Austin.

Vendor Connection - Get started by registering your company as a Vendor before submitting your application for Certification.

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7600

Fax: 512-974-7601

Physical Address:

4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX 78721

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A directory of certified MBE/WBE and DBE vendors.

The City of Austin shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the award or performance of a contract.