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Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO)

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (Business Assistance [BAO]) Website. We believe that the role of small, minority, woman and service disabled veteran owned businesses (SMWSDVBE) is very important to the Nashville Business Community and have developed this site as a resource to assist in their growth in development. Included are points of interest, resources, Information regarding Metro’s programs and other useful website links. We hope you will find this site useful and of value.

What We Do

Metro Government is committed to assisting in the development of Minority, Service Disabled Veteran, Small, & Women Owned Businesses in Davidson County. The Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO) works to coordinate available public and private services in an effort to support the development and economic prosperity of small and disadvantaged businesses. This is achieved by collaborating with Metro Nashville Government Departments, and other members of the Nashville business community thereby better preparing SMWSDVBEs to be viable competitors for work with the City

The BAO conducts several activities, which aim to create stronger, more competitive SMWSDVBEs in Nashville and thereby impact the overall economy. This site provides details regarding those activities as well as information on how the vendor community can participate.

Follow the Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office on Twitter @metrobao for important updates, information or just really good tips to consider for your business growth and development.

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Staff Directory

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Burt, Tina
Procurement Officer II, Business Assistance Office
Cantlon, Judy
Administrative Services Officer, Business Assistance Office
Carr, Joe Ann
Procurement Officer II, Business Assistance Office
Frye, Jeremy
Procurement Officer II, Business Assistance Office
Gleason, Bryan
Manager, Business Assistance Office
Watson, Jerval
Business Development Officer, Business Assistance Office

Contact Us

Via Express Mail
Suite 112, Lindsley Hall
730 2nd Avenue South
Nashville TN 37210

Via USPS Mail
730 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 196300
Nashville TN 37219

Purchasing
purchasing@nashville.gov
(615) 862-6180 Phone
(615) 862-6179 FAX

Business Assistance Office
bao@nashville.gov
(615) 880-2814 Phone
(615) 862-6175 FAX