Accepted Certifying Entities
Pursuant to BL2008-161, the Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (Business Assistance Office [BAO]) is responsible for verifying the certification of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) that desire to participate in the Procurement Nondiscrimination Program (PNP). The BAO does not certify Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBEs), however does accept the certificates of other entities. In order for MWBEs to participate in the Procurement Nondiscrimination Program, they must be registered to do business with the City of Nashville and must be certified as an Minority Owned Business (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) under the federal program governed by 49CFR26or a Woman Owned Business (WBE) by one of the below entities. Metro does not have its own separate certification program.