About SMWBE

Manager's Message

Small, minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran owned businesses are an integral part of our lives, play an important role in the economy of the United States, and are considered by many as the heart of the free enterprise system by employing well over half of all working Americans. Bexar County is home to over 45,000 small businesses that provide products and services which support the community with a higher standard of living.

Bexar County Commissioners Court recognizes the importance of SMWBE/DBE firms, advocates the growth of these businesses, and works to build partnerships with numerous federal, state, local and private sector organizations where opportunities are provided for SMWBE/DBE firms to access and compete for contract.

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  1. Vision

Bexar County desires to undertake all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that small, disadvantaged, minority and woman owned businesses are afforded equitable opportunities to participate in local government and other contracts within the relevant marketplace from which the County routinely purchase significant quantities of goods and services. Commissioners Court established as a targeted goal, that a minimum of 20% of all procurement dollars in the areas of Commodities, Equipment, Professional and Personnel Services, Maintenance and Construction are spent with minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE), and a minimum of 30% of those procurement dollars are spent with small business enterprises (SBE). The business environment in which the SMWBE/DBE Program operates is complex. A great deal of data is needed to support the Program's business requirements and reporting duties.


The Business Development and Procurement Programs are designed in an attempt to meet the needs of those in several areas:


  1. A person who owns a business that is available and has the capacity to do business with the public and private sector.

  2. A person who owns a business that is available, but needs help with building the capacity to do business with the public and private sector.

  3. A person who owns a business that is performing work in the private sector, but has not sought public sector opportunities (and vice versa).

  4. A person who owns a business and needs help by getting technical or financial assistance.

  5. A person who has the desire to start a business and would like to be prepared, know what opportunities and assistance are available.

  6. A person who may be working a job today, but would like to start a business one day in the future.

  7. A person who would like to network with other business owners, and public and private sector staff and leaders to enhance their development and overall quality of life.
  1. SMWBE Program 
  1. DBE Program 
  1. UPDATE DBE CERTIFICATION

Contact Us


  1. Renee Watson

    Renee Watson
    SMWBE Program Manager
    DBE Liaison

    Phone: 210.335.2478
    Fax: 210.335.0673
    Email Renee Watson
    Rodricus Harvey
    Analyst - Compliance
    Email Rodricus Harvey

    Clarence C. West
    SMWBE Program Analyst
    Email Clarence West