Broward County Public Schools S/M/WBE Program

The program summary on this page was last updated on 12/12/2023. If any of the information or links are out-of-date, please contact us.

The Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise (S/M/WBE) program for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) allows for businesses meeting the defined criteria for having a "Significant Business Presence" in the Tri-County region of Broward, Miami-Dade, and/or Palm Beach Counties to be certified by BCPS. Being certified gives S/M/WBEs the chance to be counted towards specific utilization goals that primes are required to meet, as well as being scored in an incentive points methodology when bidding.

Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? A Tri-County Reciprocal Application is available but only if the relevant business is currently certified with: Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties; or Miami-Dade County Public Schools, or The School District of Palm Beach County.

Does this certification expire? Once certified, a vendor’s certification is valid for two years from the date of issue, unless its certification is suspended or revoked.

Does this program require bidders attempt to make a good-faith effort to meet participation goals? A good-faith effort is required to meet participation goals on certain contracts.

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