Contractor & Supplier Diversity

Provides training and support for city initiatives designed to increase local contractor’s capacity to compete for government contracts and other procurement opportunities.  We are also responsible for the implementation of the City’s Disparity Study Goals and Objectives.  

Programs include:
Columbia Disadvantage Business Enterprise (CDBE)
Construction Management Training (CMT)
Local Business Enterprise (LBE)
Mentor Protégé (MPP)
Sub-Contractor Outreach (SOP)

Contractors!  Apply NOW for 
Columbia Disadvantaged 
Business Enterprise (CDBE) Status!

Is your business:
1)  Located within the Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry Combined Statistical Area (CSA)
2)  A Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

That's all it takes to qualify for CDBE Status - it's that simple!

Contact:  [email protected] 
or call:  803.545.3049 or 803.545.4185

Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Utilization Policy
Commercial Non-Discrimination and Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (CDBE) Utilization Policy

Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (CDBE)
Program Guidelines

CDBE Application Form and current CDBE and DBE Directories:

CDBE Application Form
CDBE Directory - Registered Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (Columbia ONLY)
DBE Directory - Registered Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (Outside of Columbia ONLY)


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POTENTIAL BIDDERS: Please remember to register for the City's new eProcurement System. All current and new City of Columbia bidders should be registered in the new system.

Please register and and view current Bid Opportunities:  www.columbiasc.ionwave.net

Contact Office of Business Opportunities at 803.545.3950
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