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Opening the door to opportunities.

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 & Plans Room)

2016 Mobility Bond

Disparity Study

News and Events

  • The City of Austin has a draft of a new Anti-Lobbying Ordinance for review and comment.  Click here to read the document and the comparison matrix between the old and the proposed changes here. Comments can be emailed to Shawn.Willett@austintexas.gov.
  • "Opening Doors" - August 2017 Edition of SMBR's Quarterly Newsletter
  • Getting Started with the City of Austin Video Presentation - total video time 36:45. Click here
  • Airport Concessions: How it Works and Is It the Business Opportunity for You? Presentation
  • Visit Outreach  to learn about Contract Enhancements and other resource 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