Certifying your business is an important step for any small business or minority, woman, veteran, disabled, or LGBT+ business looking to do business with government entities. Certifications vary based on the level of government you are looking to do business with, what your business does, and your size, among other factors. It is recommended that you obtain all certifications that apply to you and your business, as certifications play a role in determining what entities governments do business with.
Certification retains the SMWBE Program integrity and optimizes SMWBE participation in Bexar County contracting through an evaluation process. The county may rely on certification credentials from certification agencies to identify SMWBEs for contracting and purchasing activities.