BID System Background
The nucleus of the Business Inclusion Diversity (BID) program is the accumulation, growth, and development Small, minority and disadvantaged businesses in the City of Miramar. The origins of the program are to address the under-utilization of these businesses, but the goal is to ensure they are extended opportunities for inclusion. The primary goal of BID is recruitment, retention, innovation, and business development designed to enhance productivity.
There are a myriad of opportunities that will ensure that BID remains relevant through its strategic outreach, monitoring and compliance objectives. The program targets and aggressively recruits new businesses that can help support the creation of new value-added art, workforce and entertainment opportunities to the City to help meet local community market demands.
The Business Inclusion Diversity (BID) Program was established to effectively communicate the efforts that the City of Miramar has been extending to ALL businesses, and to amplify our inclusion and diversity efforts.
The City of Miramar will never exclude any person from participation in, deny any person the benefits of, or otherwise discriminate against anyone or any business in connection with the award and performance of any contract.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The BID Program Goal is to uphold the highest standards of inclusion, equal opportunity and non-discriminatory practices by extending assistance to all firms that desire to do business with the City.
The program objectives are to:
- Improve outreach efforts through the establishment of Small Business Empowerment Meetings; Stakeholder Strategy Sessions; Community Outreach Forums
- To enhance compliance with the most technologically advanced compliance software; attending educational workshops and seminars to remain current; monitoring/reporting small/local business utilization; and assistance provided to increase bidding opportunities.
Ultimately, we would like to serve as a role model in the nation for our ability to secure diverse business teams, more reflective of the image of our diverse residents, community organizations, stakeholders, and partners.