What is the County Business Enterprise (CBE) Certification Program?
The County Business Enterprise (CBE) program is the latest initiative of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to assist Broward County’s local small business community in achieving greater opportunity in County procurement. The CBE program has replaced the Community Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The intent is to increase the participation by small businesses in County projects as both prime contractors and subcontractors. The program is like the former minority and women-owned business program in that firms have access to County subcontracting under a “percentage goals” system. It is different in that a firm need only meet size (gross receipts) and owner net worth standards, not race or gender requirements.