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Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin.  SMBR also provides developmental opportunities and resources for small (for-profit) businesses so that they can have affirmative access to City procurement opportunities and show productive growth.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE department:

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

  • Affords 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.

  • Encourages bidders to solicit certified MBEs, WBEs and DBEs for subcontracting opportunities.

  • Assist certified businesses and businesses seeking certification with learning about opportunities available on the 2016 Mobility Bond

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

2016 Mobility Bond

Disparity Study

News and Events

  • Visit Outreach  for resources and other information.
  • Capital Contracting Office's CIP Partners Academy
    • MBE/WBE Procurement Process - October 17, 2018
    • Understanding City Bid Documents - December 12, 2018
    • "Know Your Contract" - February 20, 2019
    • "Amending Contracts" - April 17, 2019
    • "Alternative Delivery Contracts" - June 19, 2019
  • Notice of  Rule Adoption - Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program Rules, Effective August 20, 2018 (pdf file)


Plans 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.


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

Recent News