Minority Business Enterprise
The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Division seeks to ensure that qualifying businesses receive the maximum possible opportunity in the city's procurement activities -- directly or indirectly -- through a City Council approved ordinance.
Become a Certified MBE
Businesses seeking to qualify as an MBE must meet the following criteria:
- 51 percent of owners or shareholders must be from minority groups defined by the Small Business Administration, pursuant to section 8(a) of the Small Business Act.
- Day-to-day operations must be controlled by one or more of these individuals
- Businesses must be located in the marketplace or doing business in the marketplace at the time of bid opening or during negotiations related to proposals
- Businesses must be certified by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA).
Firms seeking MBE, SBE or DBE listings for federally funded contracts must contact the MBE Office.