Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises

The City of Dallas welcomes the involvement of qualified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to the greatest extent feasible in the City’s construction, professional services, and procurement programs. In consideration of this policy, on October 31, 1984, pursuant to resolution 843501, the City Council adopted the Good Faith Effort Plan which has been revised by resolution in 1989 and 1993.

Under the Plan, bidders/proposers are required to meet or demonstrate and document their efforts to meet established goals when competing for City of Dallas contracts. The Plan pinpoints administrative accountability and responsibilities within the City, formalizes the certification and goal setting process and establishes guidelines to ensure adequate demonstration of good faith efforts to obtain M/WBE participation.

Certification is the process by which a business enterprise is initially determined by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency to be an eligible M/WBE.

For a qualified M/WBE business to be counted in the participation of City’s projects as outlined in the Good Faith Effort Plan, the business must be currently certified. The City is a member of the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA), and recognizes businesses certified through them.

North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency

Vendors interested in becoming certified as a M/WBE can contact the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) in the Services (BDS) Office at

North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency

2261 Brookhollow Plaza, Suite 300

Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-640-0606 ext. 1025

Fax: 817-640-6315

During the process, the NCTRCA may require additional documentation.

The ACDBE and DBE applications are free.

There will be an application fee for: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Certifications (Per Application).

The fee will be as follows: new application – $100.00, annual update – $50, and out of jurisdiction applicants – $250 (new applications).

If you have questions, please call NCTRCA at 817-640-0606.

Interested vendors may get on the City of Dallas bidders two ways.

Department of Business Development & Procurement Services
1500 Marilla Street, Room 3F North
Dallas, Texas 75201-6390
214-670-3325 / 214-670-3235

Or online at:
City of Dallas Vendor Self Service