Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program
Our Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program was established in 2006 to affirm its non-discrimination position in the contracting and procurement of business with vendors. The EAA makes a good faith effort to award contracts to Minority and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprises in the amount of 30% of the total amount (value) of the purchase of goods and services. The MWBE Policy statement and a listing of Minority Trade Organizations may be found here.
Our new inclusion initiative allows the EAA to reach beyond the 30% diversity goal and focus on outreach, partnerships and education to vendors across multiple disciplines.
What Should I Do?
1. GET CERTIFIED
The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) is a local certification agency that can assist your business in becoming certified. For information about their agency please visit the SCTRCA website.
By getting your business certified you are making your business stand out from the crowd of vendors. Many Government Agencies have aspirational goals to utilize certified small, minority, women owned, veteran business.
We request that all suppliers certify whether they are a historically underutilized business. Please visit the Texas Comptroller website for information on becoming a HUB.
2. GET REGISTERED
To become a registered vendor with the EAA please visit our Doing Business with EAA webpage where the Vendor Registration can be obtained. If you have any questions, please contact the Contract and Business Development Coordinator at 210-222-2204 ext. 318.
Conflicts of Interest
Vendor agrees to comply with the conflict of interest provisions of the Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code, which requires sellers to submit this form. Vendor agrees to maintain up-to-date disclosure of interest form on file with the Contracts Department throughout the term of any contract.
3. CONTACT US
Please forward any PDF brochures or send all Capability Statements to firstname.lastname@example.org.