Minority / Women Business Enterprise Program

Policy Statement

The City of Irving unanimously adopted City Council Resolution No.1-11-07-021 to demonstrate its commitment to the inclusion of minority- and woman-owned businesses participation throughout the procurement process. The purpose of the Minority / Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program is to ensure that qualified minority- and women-owned businesses are actively solicited and given an equal opportunity to compete and participate in the city competitive bidding process.

Participation Goals

Our minimum participation goals are as follows:

The City of Irving has an across-the-board goal of 26 percent of dollars awarded by council going to M/WBE vendors.

Construction30 Percent
Architecture and Engineering28 Percent
Professional Services33 Percent
Other Services20 Percent
Goods10 Percent

Prospective bidders / proposers are required to make a good faith effort to meet the established participation goals. Bidders must document their good faith effort to include minority- and women-owned businesses in the contract. Purchasing department staff will assist vendors with registration.

How to Do Business with City of Irving


Certifications from the following agencies are accepted by the City of Irving: