Procurement Services

​Business Development & Procurement Services

​Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE)​

Definition of an M/WBE
An M/WBE is a small business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a socially and economically disadvantaged person or persons.

Socially and Economically Disadvantaged means individuals who are citizens of the United States (or lawfully admitted permanent residents) and who are:

  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Women

Owned and operated means that at least 51% of the business is owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and that the management and daily business operations are controlled by the same socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

The following are the M/WBE Goals for Contract Categories:

  • Construction - 25%
  • Architectural and Engineering - 25.66%
  • Professional Services - 36.30%
  • Other Services - 23.80%
  • Goods - 18.00%