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Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin.  SMBR also provides developmental opportunities and resources for small (for-profit) businesses so that they can have affirmative access to City procurement opportunities and show productive growth.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE department:

  • Promotes and encourages minority, women, and disadvantaged business owners to participate in business opportunities with the City of Austin;

  • Affords Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) an equal opportunity to compete for work on City contracts.

  • Encourages bidders to solicit certified MBEs, WBEs and DBEs for subcontracting opportunities.

  • Assist certified businesses and businesses seeking certification with learning about opportunities available on the 2016 Mobility Bond

Divisions of SMBR: Certification, Compliance, and Resources (Bonding & Plans Room)

2016 Mobility Bond

News and Events

  • City of Austin - Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Event. Attendees will learn about contracting opportunities for small and minorities businesses at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.Join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's P&E room 174, 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive, Austin, TX 78719.  RSVP on Eventbrite:click here.
  •  3rd Annual Central Texas Small Business Partnership Conference (CTSB), Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the AISD Performing Arts Center, More information to come. RSVP on Eventbrite: click here.
  • Visit Outreach  for resources and other information.

Plans Room

Current Projects

SMBR’s Plan Room provides free electronic access to the McGraw-Hill Dodge system of drawings as well as hard copy plans and specifications from local, private, and public sector jobs. The Plan Room is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call (512) 974-7799 for more information.

Purchasing

Minority- and Women-Owned (MBE/WBE) Reports

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7600

Fax: 512-974-7601

Physical Address:

4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX 78721

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A listing of SMBR's certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda & Documents