Minority and Women Business Enterprise

Definitions

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Dallas County currently acknowledges certified businesses that have been approved by one or more of the following entities; please visit each entities’ website for more detailed information on the respective certification requirements and processes:

  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)-MBE, WBE, DBE*
    http://www.nctrca.org/
    1. Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
      • A business concern owned by citizens of the U.S. Membership includes African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American, Asian-Indian American, and other minorities approved by NCTRCA, and that is
      • 51% or more owned by one or more of the above, and whose
      • Management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the above.
    2. Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
      • A business concern owned by citizens of the U.S., and that is
      • 51% or more owned by one or more women, and whose
      • Management and daily business operation is controlled by one or more women
    3. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) (TXDoT projects only*)
      • Firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s)
      • The disadvantaged owners must be an United States Citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States
      • Firm must be a small business that meets the Small Business Administration’s size standard and does not exceed $22.51 million in gross receipts for DBEs and $56.42 million in gross received for ACDBEs
      • Personal Net Worth for all owners claiming disadvantaged status for the DBE and/or ACDBE program must not exceed $1.32 million.
      • Firm must be organized as a for-profit business
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (DFWMSDC)-MBE
    http://www.dfwmsdc.com/

    To qualify for an MBE Certification, a business must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by an American ethnic minority group member that is a U. S. citizen, physically located in the North Texas area, to include the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding counties. Minority status constitutes anyone belonging to one of following ethnic groups:
    • Asian-Indian
    • Asian-Pacific
    • Black
    • Hispanic
    • Native American
  • Women’s Business Council-Southwest (WBCS)-WBE
    http://www.wbcsouthwest.org/
    • At least fifty-one percent ownership by a woman or women
    • Proof of daily management and unilateral control of the business
    • Documented evidence of contribution of capital and/or expertise
    • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Legal Resident Alien status
  • Texas State Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
    http://comptroller.texas.gov/procurement/prog/hub/

    A "Historically Underutilized Business"…
    • is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by 34 TAC §20.23, and has its principal place of business in Texas, and
    • is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity's affairs.