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Executive Order 12432

  • Provides guidelines for federal agencies to promote and increase the utilization of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE).
  • Established in 1983 with the goal to increase contract opportunities available to minority owned firms.
  • Assisted in making federal government agencies accountable in promoting and utilizing minority owned firms.
  • Increased usage of MWBE Development Plans.

Executive Order 12432 - MWBE Compliance

  • Development plans provide guidance and encourage utilization of minority business firms.
  • These plans flow through to the grant recipient and apply to sub-grantees.

HUD Regulation 24 CFR Part 85.36 - Procurement Standards 

  • All procurement transactions shall be conducted in a manner providing full and open competition consistent with the standards of Sec. 85.36.
  • Grantee and subgrantee purchasing and procurement must conform to applicable federal law and state standards.
  • Grantees and subgrantees must maintain a contract administration system which ensures contractors adhere to contract requirements and terms.

HUD Regulation 24 CFR Part 85.36 - Procurement Standards - Awards

  • Grantees and subgrantees shall make awards only to responsible contractors possessing the ability to perform successfully under the terms and conditions of a proposed procurement.
  • The grantee and subgrantee will take all necessary affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms are used when possible

HUD Regulation 24 CFR Part 85.36 - Procurement Standards - Contracting with MWBE

Affirmative steps shall include:

  • Placing qualified MWBEs on solicitation lists.
  • Assuring that MWBEs are solicited whenever they are potential sources
  • Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation by MWBEs

MWBE Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Click on link to sign up as a Minority vendor : (Office of Supplier Diversity)
  • A small business independently owned and operated, with a net worth of not more than $5 million that employs 200 or fewer full-time permanent employees or is recognized as a
    certified business by the federal government.
  • For CDBG projects, federal guidelines must be followed, even when local governments utilize a lower threshold for defining a certified “small business.”
  • 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by: African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native-American, American Woman or Service-Disabled Veteran (minimum 10%
    disability) who are citizens of the United States and permanent residents of Florida.
  • Engaged in commercial transactions.
  • Operates a business in Florida. 

To Learn more about State of Florida Certification click on the link below: