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Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin.

Our mission is to promote access and equity on City of Austin contracts, providing economic opportunity to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE department:

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

  • Assist certified businesses and businesses seeking certification with learning about opportunities available on the 2016 Corridor Mobility Bond

Divisions of SMBR: Certification, Compliance, and Resources.


News and Events


COVID-19 : Corona Virus Notices


 

2020 Disparity Study

 

Your participation and input are a critical part of the study process.

Disparity Study Kick Off presentation from April 16, 2020 here.

For more information on the Disparity Study and how you can participate, visit http://austin.disparity-study.com


Interested in learning more about Certification for Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises?

Visit our Certification Overview and online portal.


2016 Corridor Mobility Bond

  • View Corridor Program Contractor Outreach Event held on June 23, 2020 here.
  • 2016 Corridor Bond Program Information - Click here.
  • Sign up for newsletter here.

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 Plans Room is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (512) 974-7799 for more information.


Purchasing

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