Contractor & Supplier Diversity

Provides training and support for city initiatives designed to increase local contractor’s capacity to compete for government contracts and other procurement opportunities.  We are also responsible for the implementation of the City’s Disparity Study Goals and Objectives.  

Programs include:
Columbia Disadvantage Business Enterprise (CDBE)
Local Business Enterprise (LBE)
Mentor Protégé (MPP)
Sub-Contractor Outreach (SOP)

CDBE Application Form and current CDBE and DBE Directories:

To find the CDBE Application Form, and current CDBE and DBE Directories, click here to be directed to OBO's CDBE page!


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POTENTIAL BIDDERS: Please remember to register for the City's new eProcurement System. All current and new City of Columbia bidders should be registered in the new system.

Please register and and view current Bid Opportunities:  www.columbiasc.ionwave.net

Contact Office of Business Opportunities at 803.545.3950
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