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Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program


Never Late Cleaning Wins $65,000 Contrac

"After registering my company, Never Late Cleaning, for Pinellas County's SBE Program, I competed for and won a $65,000 contract for clean up after Hurricane Irma. As I continue to diversify and expand Never Late, I'm happy to include Pinellas County as a new client." -
- Ada McFarley, CEO, Never Late Cleaning, specializing in vacation rentals, corporate offices and facilities 

Pinellas County SBE Program Eligibility and SBE Certification Process (download)

Pinellas County's SBE Program Eligibility

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program: The SBE Program includes a sheltered market created for qualified vendors that allows small businesses to place bids for County purchases from $5,000 up to $100,000. In addition, goals will be placed on procurement opportunities for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) contracts. The program is non-specific to gender or race and benefits all small businesses principally located in the geographical boundaries identified in eligibility below. The business must have been in business for at least six months. To be eligible for certification, the Small Business must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The business must be located in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, or Manatee counties. A current business tax receipt or Sunbiz Articles of Incorporation from at least one of Pinellas County’s 24 municipalities or, Hillsborough, Pasco, or Manatee counties (A post office box is not acceptable as a business address). 
  2. The business must serve a commercially useful function.
  3. The number of employees must not exceed 50 full-time employees.
  4. Annual Sales do not exceed the maximum 3-year average gross revenues of $3 million or less for businesses providing selective goods and services or gross revenues not exceeding $8 million for construction service providers.
  5. Participate in business development education and consultation.

To be considered, you must complete BOTH the SBE Program application and the Pinellas County procurement vendor registration application. Effective May 7, 2019.

 Questions: Please email Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Senior Manager of Business Assistance,
or phone (727) 453-7200.



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