Technical Assistance: How to do business with
the City of Philadelphia
Certification for MBE, WBE or DS-DBE status
The mission of the Minority Business Enterprise Council
(MBEC) is to ensure that the City of Philadelphias
system for contracting for goods and services includes minority,
women, disabled, and disadvantaged business enterprises
(M/W/DS-DBE, respectively). MBEC creates an environment
of inclusion where minority, women and disabled business
persons are given equal access to business opportunities
with the City.
MBEC provides three primary services for the City of Philadelphia:
certification of businesses as M/W/DS-DBEs; pre-bid evaluation
of bid packages and post-bid evaluations of potential contract
awards; and monitoring of contract awards.