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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)

Public Notice:

The City of Austin has established an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program plan for 2015-2017. Please send any comments regarding the plan to DBEPublicComments@austintexas.gov

Upcoming Workshops:

Certification 101 - Learn more about Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certifications. Call (512) 974-7677 for more information.

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.