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.
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.
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.