Supplier Diversity Outreach Program

Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (S/M/WBE)

What certifications are available under SDOP Policy 3330?
    • Emerging Small Business Enterprise (E/SBE)
    • Emerging Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (E/S/M/WBE)
    • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
    • Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE)
    • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
    • Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (S/M/WBE)
    • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

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What minority group members are included in SDOP Policy 3330?
African-Americans (AA)

Persons with origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa

Hispanic-Americans (HA)

Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Spanish, or Central and South American origin.

Asian-Pacific American (AP)

Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Spanish, or Central and South American origin.

Native Americans (NA)

Persons having no less than one-sixteenth (1/16th) percentage origin in any of the Native American Tribes, as recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and as demonstrated by possession of pesonal tribal documents

How do I determine if I meet the "Significant Business Presence" requirement?

In accordance with the new SDOP Policy 3330, Section C.2., firms must meet the following criteria to participate as a Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (S/M/WBE) firm:

Significant Business Presence

to qualify for participation as an S/M/WBE firm in this SDOP policy, an S/M/WBE must be headquartered or have a significant business presence for at least one year within the relevant marketplace, defined as: an established place of business in one or more of the three counties that make up the Southern Florida relevant marketplace, from which at least fifty percent (50%) of its full-time, part-time, and contract employees are domiciled and regularly based, and from which a substantial role in the S/M/WBE's performance of a commercially useful function is conducted. A location utilized solely as a post office box, mail drop or telephone message center, or any combination thereof, with no other substantial work function, shall not be construed to constitute a significant business presence.

What are the size standards for Certification?

The size standard criteria is based on the U.S. Small Business Administration Table of Small Business Size Standards according to the NAISC Codes associated with your firm’s primary services or products.

How long is the Certification valid?

Once certified, a vendor’s certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of issue, unless its certification is suspended or revoked.

Steps to Certification:
Step 1: Register as a Vendor with Broward County Public Schools Step 2: Complete and mail the appropriate Certification Application along with all required documents Note: Complete the Tri-County Reciprocity Application ONLY if your business is currently certified with:
  • Broward County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Palm Beach County
  • The School District of Palm Beach County

If you have any questions regarding the Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (S/M/WBE) Program, please call the Supplier Diversity & Outreach Program at (754) 321-0550.