Resources for Business Partners
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania is a full service organization that continuously provides access and opportunities to over 500 African American business owners and professionals. Our mission is to promote access and business opportunities for African American business owners and professionals throughout the region. Please take a moment to browse our website to see the products and services our members & partners offer.
Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
The Allegheny County Department of M/W/DBE provides certification as a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, to qualifying firms. All prospective M/W/DBE firms wishing to participate in the Allegheny County M/W/DBE Program must be certified with Allegheny County. For information on the M/W/DBE Program, M/W/DBE Certification and how to obtain business with Allegheny County contact the Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise at 412-350-4309.
PA Department of General Services – Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities (BMWBO)
The Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities (BMWBO) provides the necessary information and inspiration for their customers, the small, women, and minority business owners, to compete for and participate in the state contracting process. The office certifies minority and women businesses based on ownership criteria and teaches these business owners how to pursue the opportunities available through state contracting. In addition, the office administers the statewide contract compliance program that ensures that suppliers and contractors are not discriminatory in hiring, firing, and subcontracting arrangements.
PA Unified Certification Program
The Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) provided resources for firms seeking MBE and WBE certification. PA UCP also offers a searchable database of firms currently certified.
Pittsburgh Builders Exchange
The PBX is a trade association that has been serving the commercial construction industry since 1886. We are now a full-service online construction news service supplying the most accurate information about construction opportunities from the design phase through contract awards. Our website includes continuously updated project news, bid documents, addenda, reprographic services, online take-off tools, sophisticated searching, tracking and notification features. Although our primary service is the online plan room we also have a fully equipped physical plan room for your convenience. Our long-term presence in the Western Pennsylvania area results in a more quality reporting service than is available through other non-local services.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council is established to advance business opportunities by certifying and connecting minority business enterprises to corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions.