Minority, Women, Disabled Owned Business Support
Is your company minority, woman, or disabled owned? You qualify to become part of the City’s registry of preferred partners.
The City purchases products and services from hundreds of businesses every year. The City is committed to ensuring that at least 25% of contracts for the City are fulfilled by Minority, Women, or Disabled Owned Enterprises.
The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) works with the Philadelphia business community to build internal and external alliances with Minority, Women, or Disabled Owned Enterprises (collectively “M/W/DSBEs”), with the City of Philadelphia, private industries, and the non-profit sector, to help develop and promote these companies. Registered M/W.DSBEs receive preference in the City contracting process, as well as the City’s for-profit and non-profit partners.
If your company plans to bid on City of Philadelphia contracts and you qualify as Minority, Women, or Disabled Owned Enterprise, it is to your benefit to register with the Office of Economic Opportunity. City departments use the OEO registry when purchasing goods and services.
Businesses must be certified by a Recognized Certifying Agency prior to submitting an application for the City’s registry.
City department use the OEO registry when purchasing goods and services. Please visit the OEO Contracting Opportunities page for more information.