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Publish date:12-08-2009 00:02:35
M/W/DBE Open For Business @ Allegheny County
 

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Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

204 County Office Building

542 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh PA 15219

(412) 350-4309

(412) 350-4915 (Fax)

http://www.alleghenycounty.us/mwdbe

mwdbe@alleghenycounty.us

Ruth Byrd-Smith, Director

M/W/DBE Mission Statement

To create an environment that promotes meaningful business opportunities, showcases viable M/W/DBE firm capabilities, builds productive partnerships and exercises effective program management, targeted towards successful integration of M/W/DBE firms within the business structure of Allegheny County and surrounding areas.

The Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) serves as the catalyst for business development by providing technical assistance, advocating M/W/DBE business concerns, and providing information on opportunities within Allegheny County, as well as other local public agencies. This department works in partnership with all county departments and the community at large, to ensure the inclusion of M/W/DBE firms in meaningful business opportunities throughout Allegheny County.

The objectives of Allegheny County's M/W/DBE Program are:

  • To increase the level of services provided to M/W/DBE firms
  • To increase the number of certified firms in markets where Allegheny County has business opportunities
  • To increase the availability of meaningful business opportunities afforded to M/W/DBE firms in Allegheny County.
  • To demonstrate commitment to the M/W/DBE Program
  • To ensure effective communication dissemination
  • To establish meaningful partnerships to assist in advancing overall program goals and objectives
  • To create an awareness regarding the availability of viable M/W/DBE businesses
  • To employ a cutting edge approach to M/W/DBE Program implementation and management that is utilized throughout the region
  • To give special recognition and awards to individuals, offices and Prime Contractors who make exceptional contributions to the success of the M/W/DBE Program.

The Allegheny County Department of M/W/DBE provides certification as a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, to qualifying firms. All prospective M/W/DBE firms wishing to participate in the Allegheny County M/W/DBE Program must be certified with Allegheny County.

For information on the M/W/DBE Program, M/W/DBE Certification, and How to Obtain Business within Allegheny County contact the Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise at (412) 350-4309.

DISCLAIMER:
Companies are certified by MBE/WBE/DBE purposes to provide specific commodities or services. Certification may not be applicable for other purposes.

 

MWDBE: County Executive Hosts Fourth Business Opportunity Forum

MWDBE: County Executive Hosts Fourth Business Opportunity Forum

County Executive Hosts Fourth Business Opportunity Forum



Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato hosted the 4th Annual Business Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, for business and community leaders to network and learn about business opportunities with the County.

Director Ruth Byrd-Smith commented, "We're working to ensure greater diversity in contracting and this meeting gave more than 100 attendees direct access to our County directors and executive directors of our authorities. We look forward to another successful event next year."

Lorraine A. Blanar

Project Manager

Department of Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

204 County Office Building

542 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh PA 15219

lblanar@alleghenycounty.us

412.350.4309

 

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