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Certifcation 101 - Overview and Application Review

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) invites for-profit business owners interested in working with government contracts are invited to learn more about small and minority business enterprise certifications and how they can be used as a marketing tool for businesses that are qualified.

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) for City of Austin funded contracts and projects
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)  and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) for federally-funded aviation, transportation, and highway projects such as Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) which is a race and gender neutral certification for single scoped construction projects.

The City also has an agreement with the State of Texas to review applications for Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise (HUB) certification when application is submitted with MBE/WBE or DBE application. If approved, qualified HUB candidates will receive their certificate from the State of Texas. 

Join SMBR as we will provide an overview of various types of certification available for small business owners.  Staff will also review the applications and answer any questions about the application and about certification.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://smbr_cert101_nov15.eventbrite.com 

Location Information
City of Austin - Small & Minority Business Resources
4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd
Austin, TX 78721
Contact Information
Blender Hill
+1-5129747677