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Columbia SMWBE program

The City of Columbia does not have a small, minority, or women business (SMWBE) certification program, but it does have a Subcontracting Outreach Program that attempts to ensure that city dollars are spent with MWBEs.

On city-funded construction projects estimated at $200,000 or more, prime contractors are required to make a good faith effort to hire MWBE subcontractors. If they fail to meet the Columbia's good faith efforts requirements, their bids are rejected.

As long as a firm is certified as an SMWBE through the South Carolina Governor's Office of Small and Minority Owned Businesses or the South Carolina Department of Transportation, they are recognized under the City of Columbia's Subcontracting Outreach Program.


This information on this page was last updated on 06/17/2016. If any of the information or links above are out-of-date, please contact us.

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