Public Technical Assistance Webinars will now be conducted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All applicant organizations are encouraged to view the Public Webinars for each grant, as it is applicable to your organization. The Webinars will be available from April 2, 2020 to April 14, 2020. Please see the "Timeline for RFA Process" in the webinars for additional deadline information.
Additional programs will have separate Request for Proposals released at a later date.
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Onvia DemandStar directly connects you to government contracts. You specify the types of bids you want to receive and you are notified when an Onvia DemandStar government agency has an opportunity that matches your business.
The Section 3 Business Registry is a listing of firms that have self-certified that they meet one of the regulatory definitions of a Section 3 business and are included in a searchable online database that can be used by agencies that receive HUD funds, developers, contractors, and others to facilitate the award of certain HUD-funded contracts. The database can also be used by Section 3 residents to identify businesses that may have HUD-funded employment opportunities. Eligible businesses may need to demonstrate that they are responsible and have the ability to perform successfully under the terms and conditions of proposed contracts. Section 3 requirements at 24 CFR 135, then provides preference for contracts and subcontracts to these firms-but not a guarantee.
The Women/Minority Business Enterprise Program (WMBE) was established in 1991 to provide women and minority businesses equal contract opportunities in construction, professional services, and goods and non-professional services. On a continuous basis the Minority Business Development (MBD) Office conducts outreach efforts to identify and register women and minority businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the City.
On June 5, 2008 Ordinance No. 2008-89 enacted the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. This program is a race and gender neutral program. The Small Business Enterprise Program is based on opportunity, diversity, and equity in contracting. This program will increase fair and equal opportunities for a more diversified group of small businesses. The city has a compelling interest in implementing small business participation in city contracting and procurement activities