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Human Relations Department

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									 CIT Y OF FOUNT AINS
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                                  Human Relations Department

                                  4 t h F l o o r , C i ty Ha l l
                                  4 1 4 E a s t 1 2 th S tr e e t                  (816) 513-1836
KANSAS CITY
M I S S O U R I
                                  K a n s a s C i ty , M i s s o u r i 6 4 1 0 6   (816)513-1805 fax




Dear Applicant:

The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s (KCMO) Human Relations Department is excited to
announce a new program that will enable small businesses across the metropolitan region to
participate in KCMO contracting opportunities. KCMO’s Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)
is designed to foster small business growth, competitive bidding, and service deliverables
throughout the City. The SLBE program operates in a race and gender neutral manner and is
designed to include all segments of the region’s business community. The program is open to
participation without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age or
disability. The SLBE program will apply to certain eligible City contracts in which the successful
small business awardees will function as the prime contractor, and does not require minority
and women goals.

The Human Relations Department (HRD) is responsible for the implementation and monitoring
of the SLBE Program through Small Business Certifications, technical assistance, professional
trainings and contract compliance monitoring. HRD works with City Departments and statutory
agencies to identify eligible contracts for the program and to assist small businesses with
understanding “How to do Business with KCMO”. All small business owners that are eligible for
certification are encouraged to apply and bid on KCMO contract opportunities.

Please read the instructions, and submit all the required documentation with your application. A
checklist is included with the instructions to assist you in compiling your application. HRD
cannot process your application without all of the required information.

Firms seeking SLBE certification can attend a free pre-certification workshop held the first
Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. here at City Hall, 4th floor, HRD Training room. This
workshop is designed to walk applicants through the certification process, as well as explain
forms and procedures. Applicants can register by calling 816 513-1810 or online:

http://kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/CityManagersOffice/HumanRelationsDivision/index.htm.

We encourage you to consider the SLBE program, and attend one of our free pre-certification
workshops for more information and helpful tips.

Sincerely,



Phillip Yelder, Director


Rev 1-20-2010
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                          City of Kansas City Missouri
                                  Human Relations Department
                          Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SLBE)
  KA NSA S CIT Y
  M I S S O U R I




Attend a FREE monthly SLBE Pre-certification workshop. These workshops are offered on the first
Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m., City Hall, 4th floor, HRD Training Room. For more information, or
to register, please call 816-513-1810 or visit the Small Local Business Enterprise webpage at the city’s
website at http://www.kcmo.org.

Advantages of Certification:
•      Listing in KCMO’s MWDBE Directory, this is updated daily and is accessible on the City’s website at
       http://www.kcmo.org.
•      Access to free workshops, seminars, and training classes
•      Regional Electronic notification of contract opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs
•      Bid incentives to SLBE firms that qualify
•      Race & Gender neutral –open to all who qualify
•      Establishes a sheltered market for small business to grow and compete among their peers
•      No MWDBE goals applicable on eligible contracts

Requirements:
•      The owner must possess at least 51% ownership, management, and control of the business.
•      The owner must have the training/expertise to perform the work, and where required, have a license in
       his or her name.
•      The firm must be independent and currently operating.
•      The firm must be operating as for-profit
•      Principal place of business must be within the seven county Greater KCMSA (consisting of Cass, Clay,
       Johnson, Jackson, Platte, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth); and
•      The firm maintains full time employees in one or more of the firm’s offices within the KCMSA to conduct
       business or solicit business in the KCMSA the majority of the working time.
•      The firm has transacted business more than once in the KCMSA within the last two years
•      Firms are certified for 3 years and must submit annual updates, and notify HRD of any changes in
       ownership or control.
•      The firm has annual gross receipts that, when added with those of its subsidiary or subsidiaries over
       three (3) consecutive years, do NOT exceed five percent (5%) of the applicable business size standard for
       the SBA General Contractor Classification NAICS Code 236220, or $1.675M (5% of $33.5M).

Certification Process:
The certification process includes the following steps:
• Preliminary screening of Application and supporting documentation
• Desk Audit
• Financial Audit
• Field Audit
• Committee Review and Decision
It is very important to submit all supporting documentation promptly to ensure a quick decision. Once all
paperwork has been provided and an onsite field audit has been performed, a certification decision should be
issued within 30 days.

Rev 1-20-2010

								
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