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Small Business Enterprise - Goods & Services

This program is a gender and race neutral program for Goods or Services contracts. It is designed to provide contracting opportunities for firms that meet the following criteria:

Small Business Enterprise - Goods

  • Business must have a Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax (LBT) Receipt for at least one (1) year
  • Business must have an actual location in Miami-Dade County. No virtual office
  • Home based business require an owner to reside at the location
  • Business 3 Years average gross receipt not to exceed $5 million, except manufacturers whose number of employees cannot exceed one hundred (100) and wholesalers whose number of employees cannot exceed fifty (50)
  • Business owner can own only one certified SBE – Goods firm
  • Business License holder/qualifier (if applicable) must own at least 10% of the firm’s issued stocks or have at least a 10% ownership interest in the certified firm
  • Business owner(s) Personal Financial (net worth) Statement cannot exceed $1,500,000 for each owner

Small Business Enterprise - Services

  • Business must have a Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax (LBT) Receipt for at least one (1) year
  • Business must have an actual location in Miami-Dade County. No virtual office
  • Home based business require an owner to reside at the location
  • Business 3 Years average gross receipt not to exceed $5 million
  • Business owner can own only one certified SBE – Services firm
  • Business License holder/qualifier (if applicable) must own at least 10% of the firm’s issued stocks or have at least a 10% ownership interest in the certified firm
  • Business owner(s) Personal Financial (net worth) Statement cannot exceed $1,500,000 for each owner

Projects Under Review

Small Business Enterprise – Goods and Services SBE-G&S projects and the review status of each are available online.

Contracting Opportunities

Each year Miami-Dade County awards millions of dollars in contracts to firms for procurement of goods and services (items excluding construction and architectural and engineering services). The County reviews procurement projects prior to advertisement for opportunities, of small business participation and places measures for these projects accordingly.

Under the SBE Program, certified Micro Enterprises receive an automatic 10% bid preference/selection factor on contracts $50,000 and under. It is required that departments solicit bids or quotes from at least four firms where available (two micro enterprises and two non-certified firms) for contracts of $50,000 and under.

County departments are required to expend at least 10% of the total value of contracts $100,000 and under with small business enterprises. On contracts that exceed $100,000, SBEs participate through set-asides, subcontractor goals, bid preferences or selection factor.

In order to do business with Miami-Dade County, firms must be registered vendors. Vendor applications may be obtained from the Procurement Management Services Division. In order to participate on County procurement projects fulfilling Small Business Enterprise measures, a firm must be certified in the appropriate category as well.

Additional Forms

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