Business Enterprise Program Mission Statement
support State of Rhode Island laws and policies that insure the fullest
possible participation of Minority Business Enterprise in state funded
and directed construction programs and projects, and in state purchases
of goods and services.
The MBE Program has a Mission to help your business.
Minority Business Enterprise Program is a State of Rhode Island Program
that promotes the State's policy of supporting the fullest possible
participation of firms owned and controlled by minorities and women
in state funded and directed public construction programs and projects,
and in State purchases of goods and services. MBE Program support includes
providing assistance to MBEs throughout the life of contracts with the
State of Rhode Island.
include Black, Hispanic, Portuguese, Asian American, American Indian,
Native Alaskan, and other groups or individuals found to be economically
and socially disadvantaged by the Small Business Administration.
Island General law 37-14.1 , Minority business enterprises are targeted
for participation in all procurement and construction projects and shall
be awarded a minimum of ten percent (10%) of all dollar value of the
procurement or project.
is a goal of the MBE Program to increase the number of MBE's available
for contract competition. If you want to start a business and offer
goods or services to the State of Rhode Island, the MBE Program may
be able to help. Our vision is straightforward and uncompromising -
opportunity for business participation by MBEs.
MBE development and growth.
that MBEs are awarded not less than 10% of the dollar value of state
funded or directed procurement and projects.
a strong MBE support presence in minority communities and with MBE
apply for MBE certification, businesses must be owned and controlled
by one or more minorities or women. For details, contact the MBE Program:
Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office
One Capitol Hill, 2nd Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Charles C. Newton