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Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Program

This program is a gender and race neutral program replacing Miami-Dade County’s current B/H/WBE program for Architectural & Engineering contracts.

Business Requirements

It is designed to provide contracting opportunities for firms that meet the following criteria:

  • Average Gross Revenue for last 3 years does not exceed $4.5 million for architectural services. 3 yr. average gross receipts cannot exceed $6 million for engineering, surveying and mapping services, and landscape architecture services.
  • Located and performing a commercially useful function in Miami-Dade County.
  • Qualifier must own at least 25% of the certified firm's issued stock.
  • Owner can have only one CBE certified firm.
  • Annual renewal of certification required.
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Projects Under Review

Architectural & Engineering/CBE projects and the review status of each are available online.

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Certification Forms

The following forms are used in evaluating firms for participation in Miami-Dade County's Business Enterprise certification programs.

For ease of use, forms should be saved on your personal computer and filled in online prior to printing

  • Request New Certification Package
    This form needs to be completed by all firms applying for CBE/CSBE/SBE certification programs. For ease of use, forms should be saved on your personal computer and filled in online prior to printing.
  • Small Business Continuing Eligibility Affidavit
    Use this form for required Annual Eligibility Review. For ease of use, forms should be saved on your personal computer and filled in online prior to printing.
  • Re-Certification Application (new application)
    This form is to be used when your CBE, CSBE and Micro/SBE certification programs expire after the three-year period.
  • Change of Status
    Use this form to request changes to current certification status.
  • Certification Application Checklist
    This document should be used to assist in compiling all documents required in the certification process.
  • Personal Financial Statement
    This form is required to be completed by firms submitting a New Certification Application, Annual Continuing Eligibility Affidavit and Re-Certification Application for certification.
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Contracting Opportunities

Opportunities for small business participation on Miami-Dade County Architectural and Engineering (A&E) projects have been expanded through the use of Community Business Enterprise (CBE) measures.

The Equitable Distribution Program (EDP) and Community Business Enterprise (CBE) programs were designed to provide contracting opportunities to small and medium size architectural and engineering firms. Additionally, the A&E selection process was streamlined into one-step, pre-qualification.

Miami-Dade County Ordinance No. 98-30 requires all firms, including A&E firms with annual gross revenues in excess of $5,000,000 must have an affirmative action plan and procurement policies filed and approved by the County’s Office of Capital Improvements (OCI) as a condition of contract award. Also, Resolution R-1040-93 requires all A&E firms must provide information in their proposal, as to their furtherance and compliance with their approved affirmative action plan, when responding to the County’s advertisement for the acquisition of A&E services.

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Additional Forms

  • A&E MUR (Monthly Utilization Report) and Instruction Sheet
  • A&E MUR (Monthly Utilization Report) online
  • Architectural & Engineering Monthly Utilization Report
  • Utilization and Assurance Form
  • CBE Letter of Agreement (105)
  • CBE Certificate of Unavailability (103)
  • CBE-CSBE Utilization and Assurance Form (105a)
  • Certificate of Certified Payroll Form WH-347

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    Submit Completed Application Package To:

    Miami-Dade County, Internal Services Department
    Small Business Development, Certification Unit
    111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33128
    Phone: 305-375-2378


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