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SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (SEBE) SERVICES

services-icon WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

  • provide Assistance by focusing on outreach to businesses by informing them of procurement opportunities through webinars, meet and greets, community diversity inclusion conferences, panel discussions and matchmaker events.
  • Structure bid documents to ensure small businesses can compete.
  • Encourage SEBE participation in County procurement.
  • provide training, meet and promote educational programs to inform small and emerging business enterprises about how the County procures goods and services,

services-icon CERTIFICATIONS

Franklin County will recognize and accept certifications from the following certifying entities: City of Columbus, Columbus City Schools, the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Ohio Unified Certification Program (ODOT), the US Department of Veterans Affairs (Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

In addition to other agencies approved by Franklin County (i.e. Ohio Minority Business Assistance Center), we will accept certifications from any appropriate certification body for these certifications.  Please include a copy of your certification(s) with bid documentation.

 
U.S. Small Business Administration City of Columbus
Columbus City Schools U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ohio Department of Transportation Ohio DAS
WBENC