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Local Certification Programs


County Business Enterprise (CBE)

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners developed the County Business Enterprise (CBE) ​program to increase participation of small businesses who are prime contractors and/or subcontractors in County projects. The Broward County Business Opportunity Act of 2012, amended on May 9, 2018, establishes a minimum goal of at least 25% CBE participation for all eligible County procurement contracts - excluding contracts under the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and the Broward County Small Business Enterprise (SBE), or Sheltered Market, program. 

Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

The Broward County Business Opportunity Act of 2012 also governs the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program, which is a race and gender neutral program that allows all SBE-certified firms to receive first consideration for contracts under $250,000. The goal of the program is to spur economic development and stimulate small business growth by increasing the number of small businesses acting as prime contractors or consultants for Broward County. These projects are identified as sheltered market/reserved projects for SBEs. 


​SBE RESERVE 
​CBE PROGRAM
​Project Value ≤ $250,000
​Project Value > $250,000

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY​


  • Personal net worth per owner < $1.32 million

  • Firm/Business must be independent

  • 15 or less permanent full-time employees

  • Vendor must have a Broward Business Tax Receipt and be located in Broward County

  • Business must be established for a period of one year prior to submitting its application

  • Site visit by OESBD

​PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY


  • Personal net worth per owner < $1.32 million

  • Firm/Business must be independent

  • 25 or less permanent full-time employees

  • Vendor must have a Broward Business Tax Receipt and be located in Broward County

  • Business must be established for a period of one year prior to submitting its application

  • Site visit by OESBD

Average Gross Revenues*
  • $3 Million - Construction Services  (calculated over the previous three calendar years)
  • $1 Million - Contractual Services (calculated over the previous three calendar years)
  • $500,000 - Professional Consultants (calculated over the previous three calendar years)
*Commodity Suppliers are not subject to gross revenue limitation
​Average Gross Revenues*
  • $9 Million - Construction Services (calculated over the previous three calendar years)
  • $5 Million - Contractual Services (calculated over the previous three calendar years)


*Commodity Suppliers are not subject to gross revenue limitation

Application 

  • Combo Application (PDF)  

  • The application process can take up to 30 days after submitting your application and ALL the required documents. 

NOTE: Upon award of a Broward County contract, CBE certified firms are required to regularly submit documentation of activity related to the project. Required forms can be accessed online on the Compliance webpage. 


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