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Apply for this program if you are a minority business and would like to compete for corporate and government contracts.

  • Accounting services to preparation financial statements to respond to RFPs/RFQs, get on OKC Public Works pre-qualification list, and obtain bonding/loan products.
  • Referrals and application assistance with business loans.
  • Assistance preparing documents and responses for competitive procurement opportunities. Eligible for assistance with responding to up to five bids. Opportunities will be found through Bidnet Direct, DodgeReport and GovWin IQ.
  • Applications services to become certified: (8(a) Certification; Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Certification; Woman Owned Business (Oklahoma Department of Commerce); Diverse Business Certification (Oklahoma Department of Commerce); Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); National Minority Supplier Development Council and/or Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Registration for vendor/contractor services with entities such as the City of Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, the State of Oklahoma or for registering with corporate entities. (Corporate entities must be approved by the OKC Alliance in advance).

We will have small business workshops and networking opportunities. Check back for list of dates

  • Overview of the procurement economy
  • Credit repair
  • Responding to RFP/RFQs
  • Bonding
  • Financial preparation
  • Executing a contract

Upcoming MSP Workshop Dates

Apply for this program if you are a minority business and would like to compete for corporate and government contracts.

Eligibility Requirements

For-profit businesses located in The City of Oklahoma City limits[1] and registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State in the State of Oklahoma prior to March 3, 2021

Note: There is a search feature in the upper left hand corner to verify if the address is within or outside of city limits. Only search the street part of the address (e.g., “105 N Hudson Ave”). You may have to play around with punctuation for certain addresses and try it a few different ways. If your search an address and it does not produce a result (e.g., you get a pop up message that says, “Map Error No address matches found. Please check your spelling and try again”), then that means the address is NOT within OKC city limits.

All businesses must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • For-profit businesses located in The City of Oklahoma City limits1 and registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State in the State of Oklahoma prior to March 3, 2021
  • 500 or fewer FTEs[2]
  • Minority-owned business[3]
  • Must provide goods or services in an industry that regularly offers opportunities for competitive procurement and contracting
  • Business type not listed under any of the exclusions articulated below:
    • Businesses that are not based within Oklahoma City limits
    • E-commerce or businesses where the majority of revenue comes from on-line transactions or electronic data interchanges (including but not limited to: e-commerce, online retailing, electronic markets, online auctions, or app/web-only businesses)
    • Businesses with any outstanding business-related liens or judgments
    • Businesses that are in active default (not on a payment plan) with taxes or fees owed to The City of Oklahoma City
    • Government-owned entities or elected official offices
    • Businesses primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities
    • Businesses engaged in any illegal activity
    • Any business related to the medical marijuana industry
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[1] The business or nonprofit must be operating within Oklahoma City limits. To determine that, applicants must be able to demonstrate where normal business operations occur. P.O. Boxes or mail service locations cannot be used to determine the physical location of a business. Businesses operating out of co-working spaces as a primary place of business must have that co-working space listed on their W9 as their official place of business and a lease or contract with said co-working space that began on or before April 1, 2022. Mobile businesses, such as food trucks, will use the address listed on their W9 form as their official place of business.
[2] The employee count is based on full-time equivalents and does not consider exempt or non-exempt status. To calculate the number of full-time equivalent employees, total the number of hours worked by all employees over the previous 28 calendar days and divide the total by 160. Contract employees who do not receive a W-2 should not be included in this calculation. For businesses not open during this period, provide estimated amounts. Shell companies/corporations with zero employees are prohibited.
[3] Minority-owned business is defined as 51% or more of the controlling and management interest of the owner/ownership group are one or more of the following: Black, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino.