Macon Bibb County

Small Business Affairs

Overview

Director Office of Small Business Affairs
Charise Stephens
Address
700 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor
Macon, GA 31201
P: (478) 751-7170

Vision Statement

The vision of the Office of Small Business Affairs is equity in local city-county government business opportunity. The mission of the department is to develop and coordinate inclusive programs to promote the growth of small businesses, minority business enterprises, women business enterprises and disadvantage business enterprises. The office supports the enhancement of the economic well-being of the county through providing resources that will improve the competitiveness of small businesses, minority business enterprises, women business enterprises and disadvantaged business enterprises within the RFQ/RFP and bid process. In addition to the aforementioned the office promotes small business development and workforce development.

Core Values

The core values of Equity, Professionalism, Integrity and Competitiveness undergird the ethos of the Office of Small Business Affairs.

SCOPE OF THE OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS AFFAIRS

The Office of Small Business Affairs programs apply to all contracts for the purchase of construction-related services, professional services, goods, real estate development, renovation, maintenance or other services awarded by or on behalf of Macon-Bibb County, GA; included but not limited to, every contract or agreement between Macon-Bibb County, GA and any governmental agency, quasi-governmental agency, corporation, developer or contractor, under which the agency, corporation, developer or contractor receives any fiscal assistance from or through Macon-Bibb County, GA for the purpose of contracting.

The Office of Small Business Affairs provides the following scope of services for local (within the jurisdiction of Macon-Bibb County, GA) owners of small businesses, minority business enterprises, women business enterprises and disadvantage business enterprises:

  • Technical Assistance for compliance to the RFP/RFQ and bid process
  • General Education and Training about opportunities to compete for county contracts and the RFQ/RFP and bid process
  • Outreach to Small Business Enterprises, MBE, WBE, and DBE
  • Advocacy for Small Business Enterprises, MBE, WBE, DBE
  • Maintenance of a Current Registry of Small Businesses, MBE, WBE, DBE (Under construction)
  • Small Business, MBE, WBE, DBE local certification (Under Construction)