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Apply using NEW Combo Application (PDF)To spur economic development and stimulate small business growth,
the Broward County Board of County Commissioners enacted the Broward County Business Opportunity Act of 2012 which directs that projects valued less than $250,000 are identified as sheltered market/reserved contracts for certified small businesses.

Through the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program, which is race and gender neutral, all certified SBE-firms receive first consideration for contracts under $250,000. The goal of the program is to increase the number of small businesses acting as prime contractors or consultants for Broward County. 

A Small Business Enterprise, or SBE, is a business that: 

  • has an occupational license, and has a continuous operating presence in Broward County.
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    SBE Eligibility Requirements

    The SBE program is open to all firms that meet the following requirements: 

    • Each business must be independently owned and operated with 25 or fewer permanent full-time employees
    • The vendor must have a Broward Business Tax Receipt (previously titled Occupational License) and be located in and be doing business in Broward County.
    • The business must be established for a period of one year prior to submitting its application, and must serve a commercially useful function.

    Additionally, there are requirements based on industry:

     Industry

     Requirement

    Professional Consultants Annual gross sales averaged over the previous three years shall not exceed $500,000
    Contractual Services Annual gross sales averaged over the previous three year period shall not exceed $1,000,000
    Construction Annual gross sales averaged over the previous three years shall not exceed $3,000,000

    For more information or to apply in person, call us at 954-357-6400.

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