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Presentation on Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program: 

Presentation on Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program


Agenda Objectives SBEDA History SBEDA Goals SBEDA Office Questions & Answers

SBEDA Objectives: 

SBEDA Objectives

SBEDA Objectives: 

SBEDA Objectives A strategy to help local businesses grow Provides a remedy to remove disparity Promote utilization of minority & women-owned businesses through city contracting Use of public contracting to expand private sector participation for local businesses Grow local small businesses in non-traditional business categories Remove obstacles preventing small business from competing for City contracts Provide increased competition for City contracts

History of City’s Small Business Program: 

History of City’s Small Business Program

History : 

History 1983-1988--City establishes initial small business program through Equal Employment Opportunity Dept. 1987-S.A. Hispanic Chamber conducts study showing that less than 2% of City contracts are awarded to Small, Minority & Women-Owned Businesses 1988--Mayor Cisneros appoints Small Business Commission to evaluate local small business issues 1988--City Council adopts a small business ordinance resulting from a report containing 40 specific recommendations Entitled: “Small Business Development: Towards a Stronger San Antonio Economy” Program established 1989

Local Small Business Successes: 

Local Small Business Successes E.Z. Bel Construction C.C. Garcia-CPA The Foster Group Venice Art Terrazo Catering By Nick Estrada-Hinojosa Operational Technologies Corp. Bain-Medina-Bain Rosario’s Ricondo & Associates Chesney-Morales Architects Fernandez-Frazier-White Terra-Summa Communications Jaster-Quintanilla Presto-Printing Arias & Kezar Alamo Travel Inventiva Cheslea/Blimpies--W. Franklin Lozano Trucking Maldonado Nursery De La Garza Fence Bill Hall Trucking All Star Concessions Sandoval Construction Selrico Commonwealth Computers Cosmo Electric Theresa Britt-CPA Debra Dockery-Architects

SBEDA Goals: 


Contracting Categories & Goals FY 2003-2004: 

Contracting Categories & Goals FY 2003-2004 Construction Goal MBE 24% WBE 11% AABE 1.5% SBE 50% Procurement MBE 15% WBE 10% AABE 3% SBE 50% Prof. Services MBE 31% WBE 10% AABE 2.2% SBE 50% *Within 2.5% margin of business availability

MBE-WBE-AABE Certification Required: 

MBE-WBE-AABE Certification Required SBEDA Firms must be certified through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency OR Approved by the City’s Director of Economic Development Proof of certification must be submitted with the proposal/bids

SBEDA Office: 

SBEDA Office

How SBEDA Works : 

How SBEDA Works Provides contractors with: Listing in S/M/AA/WBE directory and a computerized S/M/AA/WBE database which are used by prime contractors and City contracting officials. Bid Board listing of contracting opportunities from the City, State and other governmental agencies and prime contractors Construction Plans Review Room that displays specifications and plans for all City Public Works construction and other agency projects Assistance in completing forms required by the City’s SBEDA policy Monthly contracting bulletin The Advocate, a quarterly newsletter providing valuable information on issues concerning small businesses and client success stories Identification of financial assistance programs

Contact information: 

Contact information Anita Uribe Martin Economic Development Manager Small Business Outreach Division Development and Business Services Center 1901 S. Alamo 207-3901


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