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Business Diversity

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

Businesses seeking to qualify as an M/WBE must meet the following criteria:

  • 51 percent of owners or shareholders must be women or individuals 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).

Only certified firms can be used to meet M/WBE goals specified in city projects, and all involved M/WBE contractors and sub-contractors must be certified prior to award of the project.


City of Fort Worth
M/WBE Office
817-212-2674 (phone)
817-212-2681 (fax)

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