Diversity Business Enterprise

Diversity Business Enterprise Program

Our district Diversity Business Enterprise (D.B.E.) program works to form partnerships with local enterprises that are included in the following categories:

  1. Ethnic Minority Business Enterprise
  2. Women Businesses Enterprise
  3. Small Business Enterprise
  4. Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses Enterprise

In partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools, prime vendors and consultants are considered to be part of our 1st Tier. Our 2nd Tier includes subcontractors, sub-consultants, and sub-suppliers. Both tiers are subject to our DBE program.

Does this Sound like You?

If you think that your business is qualified to be a part of our Diversity Business Enterprise program, we want to hear from you! Please complete the DBE Program Registration.

Interested businesses who complete the form and provide proof of their certification are included in the MNPS DBE Program Directory. Please note, that your certificate must indicate MBE, SBE, or SDVBE.

Diversity Business Enterprise Directory

To assist bidders/proposers in their efforts to outreach and identify DBEs, the MNPS DBE Program Directory is provided as a resource reference tool. MNPS maintains the Directory to provide a reference source of certified DBEs who have expressed interest in doing business with MNPS. Users of the Directory should make their own determination regarding the firm's capability to perform or enter into a contract.

  1. MNPS DBE Program Directory

In addition to the MNPS DBE Program Directory, MNPS recognizes other DBE certifying agencies and has provided links to their DBE Directories to better assist bidders/proposers in their efforts to outreach and identify DBEs.

  1. MNPS Recognized DBE Certification Agencies

Diversity Business Enterprise Forms

The below DBE forms are used during MNPS solicitations where DBE participation seems applicable.  Bidders/proposers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these forms in preparation for responding to MNPS solicitations.

  1. DBE Form 2001: Bidder Outreach Documentation
  2. DBE Form 2002: Bidder Utilization & Commitment Plan
  3. DBE Form 2002A: Final DBE Utilization Plan
  4. DBE Form 2003: Contractor Payment