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The City of Austin's Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) was created  by 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 our community.

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)

Disparity Study

News and Events

 

 

 

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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.

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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Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda & Documents

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