The SBE Office administers Title VI compliance, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Women and Minority Business Enterprise (W/MBE), and SBE Small Business Assistance Programs.
The goal of the SBE program is to facilitate a substantial procurement, education, and small business assistance program designed to promote equitable participation by historically underutilized businesses in the provision of supplies, services, and public works to the City.
For certified businesses, SBE helps to level the playing field when it comes to having an opportunity to secure public works and goods and services contracts. For prime public works contractors, SBE offers preapproved certified contractors who can help you meet the SBE goal for your project.
For both the SBE certified subcontractor and the prime contractor, SBE offers assistance in obtaining business management and administrative skills by partnering with experienced programs and individuals who in turn share their knowledge and expertise.
Please browse through our website to learn more about SBE and how businesses can qualify, obtain an application, access forms, view the list of SBE Certified Contractors, and review the original SBE Ordinance and Municipal Code.
You may view our Small Works Roster site for other contracting opportunities.
The City of Tacoma's Small Works Roster Program (SWR) allows pre-registered contractors the opportunity to bid on small public works and improvement projects with a budget of $200,000 or less. For smaller qualifying companies, the Small Works Roster may allow for expedited payment and waiver of the bid bond. This program utilizes categories under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Please note: Except for the Small Works Roster, the City of Tacoma doesn ot maintain an ongoing vendor or bidders list for any categories of work. Small Works Roster bids are sent to approved and pre-registered contractors.
If you need further assistance with the Small Works Roster, please call the Purchasing Office (253) 502-8248.
Interested in business opportunities at the City? See the Bids page.
Need more information? Please email our office at SBEOffice@cityoftacoma.org.
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