EBE Program

The Office of Economic Development (OED), Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) is committed to enhancing opportunities for small business. The Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) certification program seeks to assist businesses in obtaining work on construction and professional services contracts. The City will offer projects restricted for bidding only for EBEs and provide free technical assistance to firms. The assistance provided will aim to enable emerging business enterprises to gain the knowledge, experience and resources needed to participate in the competitive process for contracts. 

For construction services the applicant business enterprise and affiliates cannot exceed $3,000,000 based on annual receipts averaged over three preceding consecutive fiscal years and will be based on 100% of the applicable size standards established by the Small Business Administration (SBA) classification system.

For professional services the applicant business enterprise and affiliates cannot exceed $1,000,000 based on annual receipts averaged over three preceding consecutive fiscal years and will be based on 50% of the applicable size standards established by the SBA classification system.

Firms currently certified as MBE/SBE/SBEC/WBE and are eligible for EBE certification, download the EBE form here.

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