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.
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.