MWBE – FAQ
M/WBE stands for the Minority and women’s Business Enterprise program. M/WBE provides:
- Assistance in completing the certification process.
- Assistance in increasing the City of Goldsboro’s knowledge of our firm’s product or service and your desire to do business with the city.
- Expo’s, Training seminars, and workshops that are beneficial to minority and women-owned businesses.
- Assistance with resolutions of problems and complaints regarding non-compliance with the M/WBE Program.
A business which, at a minimum, is 51% owned and controlled by minority groups or women. For the purposes of M/WBE, Minority Business Enterprises group members are African American, Hispanic Americans, Pacific Rim Asian Americans and American Indian owned businesses. All other American women not included in the above groups are eligible for certification as Women Business Enterprises (WBE) under the M/WBE program.
How are M/WBEs notified of construction, procurement, professional and other services opportunities with the City of Goldsboro?
Certified M/WBEs will receive direct mailings from the Purchasing Department informing them of opportunities within their areas of specialization. Certain notices are advertised in a general circulation, trade association, and a minority-focus media. We also post all bid opportunities on our website.
These simple steps can increase your opportunities with the City of Goldsboro.
- Become certified
- Attend pre-bid conferences, seminars, workshops, and Expos sponsored by the City of Goldsboro
- Establish and maintain contacts and relationships with general contractors for potential business
- Respond promptly to solicitation requests
- Maintain open communication with the City of Goldsboro, and notify appropriate departments regarding any changes in your address, telephone number, or scope of work or service offered by your firm.
If I am certified with the state do I need to be certified with the City of Goldsboro M/WBE Program?
No, you must obtain your certification through the State Wide Uniform Certification program administered by the State Historically Underutilized Businesses program.