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Local Certifications


The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underutilized groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.
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The Office of Business Opportunity certifies Minority, Women, and Persons with Disabilities,Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWPDBE, SBE and DBE).

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas (METRO) policy is to promote equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all of its procurement matters in accordance with state and federal laws. The Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SB/DBE) Program was created to provide additional opportunities for Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to participate in contracting and procurement opportunities within METRO.
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Private Sector Certifications


The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) is committed to increasing business opportunities for woman-owned businesses and corporate members through education, programs, and professional networking.
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The Houston Minority Business Council (HMSDC) actively involves its members in efforts that will increase and expand business opportunities and business growth for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
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State of Texas Certifications


Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program actively involves HUBs in the Texas procurement process to ensure they receive a fair share of state business. The HUB Program encourages and promotes the use of minority and woman-owned businesses with State agencies and universities looking to do business with them.
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Federal Certifications


The Women Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program will provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.
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