Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification is a review process designed to ensure that a business is actually owned, controlled and operated by an ethnic minority or woman. Firms who desire to be counted towards the Business Inclusion and Development (BID) Plan participation goals must be certified by an agency recognized by the City of Dallas.
To ensure that the BID Plan benefits businesses which are owned and controlled in both form and substance by minority individuals or women, the City of Dallas requires that prime contractors use M/WBEs which have been certified as such by either the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA), Dallas Fort Worth Minority Business Council, or the Women's Business Council - Southwest (formerly the North Texas Women´s Business Council). The City only recognizes M/WBEs certified through these agencies. These independent agencies are responsible for evaluating the eligibility of businesses seeking certification as M/WBEs.
Firms seeking certification as an M/WBE must complete an application and provide supporting documentation to the respective certification agency.
NCTRCA Certification Applications
Certification applications can also be obtained by contacting Business Development Services (BDS) or the certification agencies at the following addresses:
North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)
624 Six Flags Drive, #100
Arlington, TX 76011
FAX (817) 640-6315
(DFWMSD) Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
8828 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 550
Dallas, Texas 75247
FAX (214) 637-2241
The Women's Business Council - Southwest
5605 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
(Toll Free) (866) 451-5997
FAX (817) 299-0949
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST