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Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program
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Pinellas SBE Program
SBE Eligibility

Applications (both required)

Pinellas Co. Vendor Application (BidSync)

SBE Program Application

SBE Program Vendor Search 

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Current Bids


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Pinellas County Schools
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

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Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program is a sheltered market for small businesses.  This program allows smaller companies to place bids to sell goods and services to Pinellas County Government. Purchases will range from $5,000 up to $100,000.

The program is non-specific to race or gender.  It benefits all eligible small businesses principally located within Pinellas County. Before applying, the business must have operated for at least six months. To be eligible for SBE certification, businesses must also meet the following criteria:  Pinellas County SBE Program eligibility and SBE certification process (download).

Before applying, please review the eligibility and certification process, below:

In order to apply for the SBE Program, please complete both applications bulleted below: 

 the  SBE Program Vendor Database 



Pinellas County's SBE Program Contract Compliance

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE)  Program Contract Compliance: Pinellas County Prime contractors awarded contracts that include an SBE goal, must visit Small Business Program Management System page once notified through the system and in accordance to the award:


  • Add all Subcontractors including the SBE(s) submitted at the time of bid submittal to their respected awarded contract into the Small Business Program Management System with copies od signed agreements for all SBE Contractors.
  • Note, changes to SBE Contractors must be approved by the Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity department with a documented explanation. 
  • Report monthly payments for ALL subcontractors no later by the 15th of each month

  • Respond to discrepancies in a timely manner.

Never Late Cleaning Wins $65,000 Contract 


"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.



The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560  a minimum of five days in advance.


Questions: Please email Dr. Cynthia Johnson , Center Director, 
or phone (727) 453-7200.

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