Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program
It is the policy of Leon County to institute and maintain an effective Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise Program. The MW/SBE program shall:
Identify and work to eliminate barriers that inhibit MWBE participation in Leon County's procurement process.
Establish realistic targets to increase MWBE utilization.
Provide information and assistance to MWBE's regarding procurement opportunities with Leon County.
Implement mechanisms and procedures for monitoring MWBE compliance by prime contractors and staff.
MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM CERTIFICATION CRITERIA
To qualify, a vendor must successfully complete the certification process, please print a MWBE Certification Application or call the MW/SBE Division for a certification application. Leon County participates in a joint certification process with the City of Tallahassee; therefore your application only needs to be submitted to one location.
Majority owner(s) must reside and the business must currently be located in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson or Wakulla Counties (Local Market Area) Florida.
Majority owner(s) must be a United States citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
Business must be legally structured either as a corporation, organized under the laws of Florida, or a partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability, or any other business or professional entity as required by Florida Law, and must be a for-profit business concern.
Business must be an independent firm and not an affiliate, front, facade, broker, or pass through.
Business must be currently licensed as required by local, state, and federal law and engaging in commercial transactions typical of the field, with customers in the Local Market Area other than state or government agencies, for each specialty area in which certification is sought. Furthermore, if a supplier, business must be making sales regularly from goods maintained in stock.
Business must have expertise normally required by the industry in the field for which certification is sought.
Business must have a net worth of no more than $2 million.
Business must employ 50 or fewer full- or part-time employees, including leased employees.
Annual gross receipts on average, over the immediately preceding three (3) year period, shall not exceed:
For businesses performing Construction - $2,000,000/year
For businesses providing Other Services or Materials & Supplies - $2,000,000/year
For businesses providing Professional Services - $1,000,000/year
Comments or Questions Contact:
Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise Division
1800-3 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308