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Small Business Development

Small Business Development (SBD) is a division of the Internal Services Department.  SBD is responsible for the administration of Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise, Wage and Workforce Programs.  Additionally, SBD is responsible for the County’s Debarment, Cone of Silence, Selection Committee Formations, Change Order Coordination Process, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, Prompt Payment Ordinance, Equitable Distribution Program, and Miscellaneous Construction Contracts Program as mandated by County Code, implementing orders, and federal regulations. 

Responsibilities include administering and enforcing Miami-Dade County's Business Certification process for the Small Business Programs and the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program; conducting outreach management and technical assistance to small businesses; placing small business measures on County contracts; monitoring contracts to ensure small business measures are met, along with Community Workforce measures, responsible and living wage requirements.  SBD also  administers the appeals process for violations related to the small business programs, Community Workforce Programs, Responsible and Living Wage Ordinances; maintains a pool of County and outside professionals for the formation of selection committees, and administers the County debarment hearings and firm performance hearings.

There were approximately 1,500 firms certified in the Small Business Enterprise Programs during fiscal year 14-15.  As a result of the efforts of SBD in applying small business measures, $294 million was awarded to certified small businesses during fiscal year 14-15, which was 17% of County purchases.


August is National Black Business Month

In celebration of National Black Business Month, Miami-Dade County will host a vendor outreach event PDFat the Miami-Dade Main Library on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Attend the event and learn how to do business with the County and discover potential contracting opportunities.

Janitorial Services Pre-Qualification Workshop on Aug. 18

Do you own a janitorial services business and want to do business with Miami-Dade County? Learn how to become pre-qualified and increase your opportunities of working with the County. Attend the janitorial services workshop Adobe PDF from 10 a.m. to noon.

Are you an established plumbing firm?

These plumbing opportunities will be geared towards “Meter Conversion” scopes of services.

Get certified today! Adobe PDF

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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Business Events

08/05/2016 - Job Fair Adobe Acrobat Logo
08/12/2016 - Financial Assistance Workshop Adobe Acrobat Logo


Calendar of Events

ISD/SBD Monthly Forum - Financial Assistance
08/12/16 10:00AM

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