City of Austin recognizes firms during awards reception .
The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) is excited to recognize several local business owners, stakeholder groups, and City employees who assist in providing contracting, developmental opportunities and resources for small, minority- and women- owned businesses.
Diversity in Contracting is an annual Contractors’ and Consultants’ Appreciation event in which business owners are invited to network with award winners, local officials, trade associations, and city employees. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754.
SMBR recognizes two firms as Primes of the Year. These companies exhibit high standards in contracting, outreach, and performance in support of the City of Austin’s Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE & DBE) programs. This year’s recipients are:
Austin Underground, Inc. Prime Contractor of the Year
Terracon Consultants, Inc., Prime Consultant of the Year
Certified minority- and women-owned firms are the heart of the program, SMBR honors four of them as Small Businesses of the Year for their success on City contracts:
HVJ Associates, Inc.
Encotech Engineering Consultants
Environmental Safety Services Inc.
MWM Design Group, Inc.
SMBR congratulates our 2017 Graduate. A company graduates from the MBE/WBE program when the company exceeds the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) three-year average gross receipts, or number of employees size limits established for firm’s primary industry. This year’s graduate firm:
Precision Task Group, Inc.
The Department values City employees/departments for their commitment and support of SMBR’s mission.
MBE/WBE Advocate – Darryl Haba, Public Works
Department Advocacy Award - Aviation Department
This year, two new awards were created to recognize internal stakeholders who work tirelessly to support the department behind the scenes.
Director’s Award – Capital Contracting Office
Advocacy Team – Eva Sham & Joseph Esquivel, Financial Services Department
SMBR also appreciates the efforts of our Service Providers for their assistance with creating and promoting initiatives to help construction business owners.
Asian Contractors Association (ACA)
Austin Area Black Contractors Association (ABCA)
Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin (USHCA)
About The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR)
The City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department assists small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses as they pursue contracting opportunities with the City of Austin; encourages Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) to participate on City contracts; certifies qualified Small Business Enterprises (SBE) for the Small Business Construction Program; provides bonding education and oversees the City’s MBE/WBE and DBE contracting goals in the areas of construction, professional services, commodities and nonprofessional services.