Managing Minority, Women & Small Business Needs
The purpose of the Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise (MW/SBE) Division is to effectively communicate Leon County procurement and contracting opportunities, to enhance business relationships, to end disparity and to increase participation opportunities for certified minority, women and small business enterprises in a competitive environment.
MW/SBE is tasked with providing opportunities for local businesses to secure Leon County government contracts and for closing the gap in disparities for local businesses that are minority- or women-owned. Staff also develops workshops that assist vendors with bidding on County contracts and provide forums for subcontractors to meet with prime contractors.
Division Director Shanea Wilks and her team are responsible for determining who is eligible for certifications, maintaining records of certified businesses, making sure vendors are trained and ready to do business with Leon County and establishing relationships with the owners of MW/SBE businesses.