Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

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Supporting Tulsa Small Businesses

The Small Business Enterprise program seeks to support Tulsa-area small businesses by increasing access to government contracts. The City of Tulsa directs 10% of construction and professional services to Certified SBEs. To be a Certified SBE, your business must:

  • Be operational for >1 year prior to application
  • Have a 3-year average annual sales volume of <$3 million or construction income <$5 million
  • Be a for-profit, independently owned business, with a physical address in Tulsa, Osage, Rogers, Pawnee, Wagoner, Creek or Okmulgee County.
  • Be able to perform work independently or as a subcontractor, and where required, have a license or certificate to practice.
  • Be owned by a person able to work in the U.S. legally.
  • SBE Utilization Data
  • SBE Oversight Committee
  • SBE Policy Documents
SBE Utilization Data
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SBE Utilization Data

To help track the performance of the SBE Program and to help businesses understand the opportunity the SBE program offers, the City and PartnerTulsa regularly publish historical SBE utilization data. These reports are a great way of understanding what kind of work is being subcontracted and what opportunities might exist for businesses.

Download the SBE Utilization Memo here.

Download the SBE Utilization Report here.

SBE Oversight Committee
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SBE Oversight Committee

The SBE Oversight Committee consists of the following individuals or their designees:

  • Mayor
  • Executive Director of Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity
  • Director of Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity
  • Director of Engineering Services
  • City Purchasing Agent
  • SBE Program participant
  • Representative from either the Association of General Contractors or Associated Builders & Contractors

The members of the SBE Oversight Committee meet quarterly to report, consider, discuss, and potentially recommend actions to the Mayor as they relate to the SBE program. Materials from those meetings are published here.

SBE Policy Documents
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SBE Policy Documents

To access SBE Policy Documents, click here.

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