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MWDBE Applicant Letter

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Dear Applicant:

The City of Kansas City, MO is celebrating 20 years of providing small minority, women and disadvantaged business owners with real and substantial opportunities in City government. In a competitive environment, this particular program allows MWDBE firms opportunities to compete on an equal basis for City contracts and purchases. Since May 2003, the City has awarded more than $336 million dollars in construction contracts to minority and women-owned firms and more than $122 million in professional service contracts.

Firms seeking certification can attend a free pre-certification workshop held on the last Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM, unless that day is a holiday, at City Hall, Human Relations Department, Training Room, 414 E. 12th Street, 4th Floor East, Kansas City, MO. The design of the certification workshop is to walk applicants through the certification process as well as explain forms and procedures. Applicants can register for the workshop by calling (816) 513-1836.

Another resource tool that is available to our clients is the City’s Contracting Guide Information Booklet. This document is intended to provide a clear and concise guide to vendors and companies who have an interest in pursuing contracts with the various departments and entities under the auspices of the City of Kansas City, MO. Key departmental contact personnel can assist companies seeking to do business with the City with the certification requirements, and provide other information. This information intends to provide all interested business concerns a clear road map as to how to do business with the City.

We encourage you to look at our program and attend one of our free pre-certification workshops for more information and helpful tips.


Phillip Yelder, Director