Small and Minority Business Assistance Program
The Governor's Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance has designed a temporary certification application for those vendors who wish to be certified as a Small Minority Business. Vendors may call the Governor's Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance to request a temporary certification application. Once the temporary certification application has been completed, it should be forwarded to OSMBA office as soon as possible. Upon receipt of the application, OSMBA will contact you to arrange for a formal certification (i.e. interview, filling out a permanent application and the scheduling of a site visit). When this process is complete, you will be notified of your vendor's status. For more information call:
Governor's Office of Small & Minority Business Assistance
1205 Pendleton Street, Room 437
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
visit their web site
Small and Minority Business Utilization Plan
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in an effort to assist minority-owned businesses, has developed this Agency's Small and Minority Business Utilization Plan which will afford those qualified small and minority businesses the opportunity to fully participate in the overall procurement process of this Department.
This Department's Small and Minority Business Utilization Plan is on file at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and outlines specific categories of which expected expenditures are anticipated. As required by Section 11-35-5210, this Agency will report quarterly those expenditures made to small and minority businesses by the first and no later than the fifteenth of each month after each quarter to the Governor's Office of Small & Minority Business Assistance.
Statement of Policy
In its September 18, 1981 meeting, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board adopted the following policy statement:
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board believes that it is in the best interest of the State that all minority owned businesses will be afforded the opportunity to fully participate in the overall procurement process of this Agency. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board will make every possible effort to assist minority owned businesses in the State's policies and programs, which are designed to promote balanced economic and community growth throughout the State.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has been an advocate of the small and minority businesses and a long time participant in the utilization of minority owned business in its procurements for some years and pledges its continuing support.
MBE Liaison Officer
All matters pertaining to the use of minority contractors and subcontractors shall be addressed to: S.C. Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 167, Room 242-A, Attn: MBE Liaison Officer, Columbia, SC 29202.