The City of Providence’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program connects certified businesses with opportunities to sell their products and services to City of Providence departments. Mayor Jorge Elorza’s goal is to promote fairness and equity in the City’s procurement process in order to increase M/WBE’s participation and support economic prosperity for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the City.
Minority- and women-owned businesses interested in participating in the MBE/WBE program must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by a minority or woman and be certified by the State’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Opportunity.
For more information on this program please contact Grace Diaz the MBE/WBE Outreach Director for the City of Providence, by phone at (401) 680-5766 or by email at .
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Program
Please download and read the MBEWBE Instructions document thoroughly. It will explain, based on the category of a Bidder, which of the additional forms below it must be submitted along with the Bid Forms above.
After determining which forms are required based on the information in the MBE-WBE Instructions document, please download the required forms to include in the Bid Package:
Example Forms – Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Program
To assist in completing the forms for the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Program, please find examples of Form B and Form C below.
- Example – MWBE Bid Submission Packet
Vendors that comply with the City of Providence participation goals by subcontracting with certified MBE/WBE businesses are required to submit regular utilization reports documenting the use of these subcontractors. An example of a Subcontractor Utilization Form template is below, for your convenience. Prime contractors may submit any format to document their use of certified MBE/WBE firms, as long as it contains at a minimum the same information in this example.