You are here

Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) was created  by Austin City Council in 1987 to administer the Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs within the City of Austin.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE program is intended to:

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

  • Afford 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; and

  • Encourage bidders to promote subcontracting opportunities to certified MBEs, WBEs and DBEs by soliciting firms for subcontracting opportunities.

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

Upcoming Events:

How to Navigate the Corporate Way with Apple - Apple Supplier Diversity Open House - (for Facility Maintenance vendors) Friday, June 26th from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. RSVP here

Bonding Fundamentals for Construction Professionals - Tuesday, July 14th from 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at  SMBR, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd, Austin, TX 78721, RSVP here

ABIA Terminal Aprol Expansion & Improvements Project - Pre-Proposal Conference and Job Walk for Proposal Package 1, July 15th at 2:00 P.M., 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive, Austin, TX 78719

Certification 101: An Overview of Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged & Small Business Enterprise Certifications with Greater Austin Asian Chamber, Wednesday, July 15th from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.

Meet the Prime Professional Services Consultants (Engineering & Architects) - Tuesday, July 28th from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325. RSVP here

Certification 101: An Overview of Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged & Small Business Enterprises on Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. at SMBR's office, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd. RSVP here


Information on Doing Business with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Runway to Opportunities - Doing Business with Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Plan 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.

Proposed Construction Plans Bidding Between 7/1/15 and 6/30/16

Disparity Study:

Learn more about The City of Austin's Disparity Study and how your business can get involved.


Current Contract Opportunities

CIVIC - Capital Improvement/Bond Projects

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

eCheckbook - Austin Finance Online tool which reflects payments made by the City of Austin.

Vendor Connection - Get started by registering your company as a Vendor before submitting your application for Certification.

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7600

Fax: 512-974-7601

Physical Address:

4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX 78721

See Map

The City of Austin shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the award or performance of a contract.

A directory of certified MBE/WBE and DBE vendors.