The Office of Minority & Women Business Development (OMWBD) for the City of Indianapolis certifies minority (MBE), women (WBE), veteran (VBE), and disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE) for the purposes of city procurement. The city also maintains a list of certified business in such categories. The current City utilization goals are 15 percent MBE participation, 8 percent WBE participation, 3 percent VBE participation, and 1 percent DOBE participation.
Does this certification expire? Certification is valid for a period of three years. A Statement of No Change must be submitted annually to remain valid within that period. After three years, certification may be renewed through application with the OMWBD.