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Pinellas County Economic Development
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Pinellas SBE Program
Applications (both required) 
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Additional Opportunities
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
  • The business serves a commercially useful function.
  • The business is principally domiciled within the geographic boundaries of Pinellas County, Florida.
  • Annual sales do not exceed a maximum three year average gross revenue of $2 million.
  • The business does not exceed a maximum of fifty (50) employees.

To be considered, you must complete BOTH applications below:

Applications are accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development, The EpiCenter, 13805 58th Street N., Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760.
Questions: Please email Dr. Cynthia JohnsonSenior 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.

Additional requirements: 
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 Clearwater, Florida 33760
Phone 888-759-5627 Fax 727-464-7053