Pinellas County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program
Please complete both applications below to participate
in the SBE Program
Business Development Center
Pinellas County Purchasing
More SBE Programs
|Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program:
The SBE is a sheltered market created for qualified vendors that allows small businesses to place bids for County purchases from $5,000 up to $25,000. The program is non-specific to gender or race and benefits all small businesses principally located in geographical Pinellas County with sales and staffing below the established thresholds.
Qualifications for inclusion in Pinellas County's SBE Program
To be considered, you must complete BOTH applications below (the Pinellas Vendor Application AND the SBE Program Application).
Questions: Please email Dr. Cynthia Johnson
, Senior Manager of Business Assistance at PCED, or phone (727) 453-7200.
The Small Business Development Center hosts regularly scheduled training seminars on Doing Business with Pinellas County. In this seminar participants receive information on what it takes to participate in the competitive process for County contracts and learn about the Pinellas County purchasing system. They also receive personal assistance from Pinellas County Purchasing staff to get registered to do business with County Government.
To be certified as a Small Business for Pinellas County, the business must be principally domiciled in Pinellas County. Employers with fewer than fifty full time employees and annual gross revenues of less than $2 million are eligible to participate in the SBE Program.