The Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program is a joint initiative of the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. It was established in order to provide opportunities for businesses that are owned by minorites or women to sell products and services to local government. The City and County recognize the Indiana Department of Administration's (IDOA) certification program.
Click here to view the IDOA certification application.
Minority Business Enterpirse
A minority business enterprise (MBE) is one that is owned and controlled by at least 51% minority member(s). Minority group members are citizens of the United States who are Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islanders, American Indians or Alaskan Natives.
Women Business Enterprise
A women business enterprise (WBE) is one that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a woman or women who are citizens of the United States.
Minority/Women Business Utilization
It is the policy of this administration to strongly encourage efforts to increase opportunities for Minority-owned Business Enterprises and Women-owned Business Enterprises to do business with the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. It is our goal to achieve significant utilization of Minority-owned and Women-owned Business enterprise in the purchasing of goods and services for the City and County in at least a dollar amount equal to 12% MBE and 7% WBE of the annual amount spent by the City and County for construction, goods, supplies and professional services.
Click here for a list of M/WBE Utilization Board Members
2012 Certified M/WBE Vendor List (excel document)
Additional information and a certification application can be obtained by contacting the Purchasing/MWBE Director, Debra Spalding.
Contact: Debra Spalding, Purchasing Director
By Phone: (812) 436-4961
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org