Business Inclusion & Development (BID)

The Small Business Center – Business Diversity and Inclusion Team maintain a M/WBE list that is used primarily by prime contractors looking for certified M/WBEs in order to fulfill Business Inclusion and Development (BID) Plan obligations. Once a business is certified, it is automatically placed on the list.

Becoming a certified M/WBE in no way guarantees that a firm will receive a contract or subcontracting opportunity, but it is a good way of getting a firm’s name in the hands of the people that may need their services.

BID Policy Goals

Construction 32%
Architecture & Engineering 34%
Professional Services 38%
Other Services 23%*
Goods 32%

*Effective February 5, 2024.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the City of Dallas to involve Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to the greatest extent feasible on the City´s construction, procurement, and professional services contracts. It is the policy of the City of Dallas to encourage the growth and development of M/WBEs that can successfully compete for contracting opportunities. The City and its contractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of contracts. In consideration of this policy, the City of Dallas has adopted the Business Inclusion and Development (BID) Plan for all City of Dallas contracts.