In 2018, the City's Minority Business Program will be implemented with the collaboration of the Division of Procurement and Risk Management's Minority Business Program Coordinator and the Office of Economic Development's Minority Business Development Manager.
Minority Procurement Program Strategy
This plan develops a strategy to increase the number and scale of minority-owned businesses contracting with the City of Charlottesville. The City of Charlottesville will provide opportunities for responsible businesses, and to making every reasonable effort to increase opportunities for minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE) and other certified businesses. The City plans to create an equitable approach to procurement and good faith efforts, and increase outreach, vendor engagement and training. Finally, the City will maintain centralized records with statistical data on utilization of MBE and WBE businesses, and use the information to measure success. Click HERE to view the full strategy.
Becoming a SWaM business:
If you are not on the list and would like to become SWaM certified and a vendor for the City, please use the links below
SWaM certification: https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/certification/
City vendor registration: https://vendor.charlottesville.org/
Help us support women and minority-owned businesses in the local community. You will have an opportunity to walk around and meet the various businesses represented. Stop by the tables and find out about the products and services these businesses can offer your home, office, or business.
CLICK HERE to register as an attendee.
Visit the Expo page to view all of the currently registered exhibitors