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An overview of local certification programs City of Milwaukee Milwaukee county Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Veolia water. Presenters. Maribel Aguilar– City of Milwaukee Office of Small Business Development Peter Coffaro – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

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An overview of local certification programs

City of Milwaukee

Milwaukeecounty

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Veolia water

presenters
Presenters
  • Maribel Aguilar– City of Milwaukee

Office of Small Business Development

  • Peter Coffaro – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Procurement & Business Development

  • Barbara Brown-Veolia Water

Procurement Manager

  • TruphosaMwololo– Milwaukee County

‎Certification & Compliance Administrator

what we do
WHAT WE DO
  • Actively expand a business enterprise community through assisting and protecting the interests of individuals who are at a disadvantage in order to promote and encourage full and open competition in the city
  • Promote job creation through the development and expansion of business enterprises
  • Enhance opportunities for individuals, who are at a disadvantage, so that they may successfully compete in mainstream markets.
shared resources
Shared resources
  • E-NOTIFY
  • B2GNOW
doing business with the city of milwaukee questions to consider
DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF MILWAUKEEQuestions to consider…
  • Does the City purchase the goods, services and/or professional services I provide?
  • Do I have the capacity to provide the good, services and/or professional services?
  • Am I willing to actively respond to Bids and RFP’s?
sbe certification
SBE CERTIFICATION

The basics:

  • Race and gender neutral program
  • Application processing timeframe: 45-60 days
  • Processing Fee: $50
  • Certification valid for 3 years
  • City of Milwaukee does not participate in the Unified Certification Program (UCP) and does not accept other certifications.
certification criteria
Certification Criteria…

A business must meet the following certification requirements:

  • The business shall be a U.S.-based business which is independently owned, operated and controlled and is not dominant in its field of operation, or an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation.
  • The business shall meet the size standards of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • The business shall have demonstrated capacity to perform independently or as a subcontractor relative to its field of operation.
  • The business shall not be owned, operated and controlled by individuals or groups of individuals, who own, operate and control a large business involved in the same category of work as the business for which SBE certification status is sought.
certification criteria1
Certification Criteria…
  • The business shall be operational for at least one year prior to certification.
  • The owner shall control the day-to-day critical operations of the firm.
  • The owner or owners shall be citizens or permanent, legal residents of the United States
  • The business shall be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more persons who are at an economic disadvantage and who is experiencing substantial difficulty in achieving business-related success a result of at least 3 of the following:

1. At a disadvantage with respect to business location.

2. At a disadvantage with respect to education.

3. At a disadvantage with respect to employment.

4. At a social disadvantage.

how we help
How We Help…
  • Promote SBE participation on ALL contracts and private development projects
  • Promote partnerships that engage small business firms
  • Encourage small business development
helpful tips
Helpful Tips…
  • Certification does not guarantee a contract award.
  • Seek certification prior to soliciting work to fulfill SBE requirements on City contracts.
  • Accurately articulate your business
  • Submit fair bids - Overbidding and underbidding can diminish your contracting opportunities.
  • Exhibit excellent customer service.
  • Network, network, network!
osbd contacts
OSBD Contacts…

Nikki Purvis– Manager

Michelle Kaczmarowski– Contract Compliance Officer

Dontreal Teague – Business Analyst

Maribel Aguilar– Business Analyst

Main 414-286-5553

Fax 414-286-8752

Website - city.milwaukee.gov/OSBD

City Hall Room 606 200 East Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53202