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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:

Bonding Fundamentals for Construction Professionals - Tuesday, July 14th from 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at  SMBR, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd, Austin, TX 78721, RSVP here

ABIA Terminal Apron Expansion & Improvements Project - Pre-Proposal Conference and Job Walk for Proposal Package 1, July 15th at 2:00 P.M., 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive, Austin, TX 78719

Certification 101: An Overview of Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged & Small Business Enterprise Certifications with Greater Austin Asian Chamber, Wednesday, July 15th from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.

Meet the Prime Professional Services Consultants (Engineering & Architects) - Tuesday, July 28th from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325. RSVP here

Certification 101: An Overview of Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged & Small Business Enterprises on Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. at SMBR's office, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd. RSVP here


Information on Doing Business with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Runway to Opportunities - Doing Business with Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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 7/1/15 and 6/30/16

Disparity Study:

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


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.