In 2018, the City's Minority Business Program will be implemented with the collaboration of the Division of Procurement and Risk Management's Minority Business Program Coordinator and the Office of Economic Development's Minority Business Development Manager.
Minority Procurement Program Strategy
This plan develops a strategy to increase the number and scale of minority-owned businesses contracting with the City of Charlottesville. The City of Charlottesville will provide opportunities for responsible businesses, and to making every reasonable effort to increase opportunities for minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE) and other certified businesses. The City plans to create an equitable approach to procurement and good faith efforts, and increase outreach, vendor engagement and training. Finally, the City will maintain centralized records with statistical data on utilization of MBE and WBE businesses, and use the information to measure success. Click HERE to view the full strategy.
Becoming a SWaM business:
If you are not on the list and would like to become SWaM certified and a vendor for the City, please use the links below
SWaM certification: https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/certification/
City vendor registration: https://vendor.charlottesville.org/
Minority Business Appreciation Breakfast
The City of Charlottesville and City Councilor Dr. Wes Bellamy cordially invite you to an upcoming Minority Business Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held on Monday, December 17th from 8:30am to 10:00am at Water Street Center on the Downtown Mall (401 East Water Street adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission). The breakfast is FREE and open to all Charlottesville area minority-owned businesses. Parking validation will be provided for Market Street Parking Garage.