Metro’s Approach to Small, Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran Business (SMWSDVB) Inclusion
Metro Government strives to stimulate economic growth by implementing programs and initiatives to identify, prepare and grow small and disadvantaged businesses so that they can become and continue to be positive contributors to the Nashville Business Economy.
BAO assists businesses by providing them with information, technical assistance, business development, and outreach and other services to help them participate effectively in procurements with Metro and other buying entities and thereby supporting their business growth. BAO supports the goal of the government to make Nashville an inclusive city where all qualified businesses have an equal opportunity to participate in City procurement activities.
Metro's programs consist of a variety of components that work together. The program components are: Business Development and Outreach; Business Status Confirmation; Procurement Nondiscrimination and Small Business Program Administration, Contract Compliance; and Relationship Management/Dispute Resolution.