Certification retains the SMWBE program integrity and optimizes SMWBE participation in Bexar County contracting through an evaluation process.
- Bexar County may rely on the certification credentials granted by the State of Texas, South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA), or other agencies approved by Bexar County Commissioners Court to identify eligible Small, Minority and/or Woman owned Businesses for contracting and purchasing activities.
- Bexar County may utilize the State of Texas, SCTRCA or other agencies to provide information regarding certification for small, minority and women-owned businesses. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department will monitor the services provided by the SCTRCA and other agencies authorized by Texas Unified Certifying Program (TUCP) and make quarterly reports to the SMWBE Advisory Committee.
- Any vendor SMWBE certification recognized by Bexar County and provided by the State of Texas, SCTRCA or any other agency is based on the certification credentials contemplated in this policy.
- The SMWBE Advisory Committee and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department are jointly responsible for developing criteria for a performance review and evaluation of the State of Texas and SCTRCA on at least an annual basis. The review will include, but is not limited to: (a) actions needed if State of Texas or SCTRCA actions are in conflict with the intent of this Policy; (b) availability, dependability and credibility of vendor database; and (c) county and public access and monitoring capabilities of the State of Texas or SCTRCA vendor database.
- A company may appeal a decision made by the State of Texas, SCTRCA or other agencies, to deny said company a Certification, to the Commissioners Court through the Bexar County Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department.