In September, Louisville Water launched a Small Business Equity (SBE) Program to increase opportunities for small businesses. We encourage small businesses to apply to be a qualified Louisville Water SBE program member.
We invite vendors, subcontractors, and associates to learn about our program, and if appropriate, sign up to be member. We have had a good response to our program so far, with many applications and attendees to our virtual information sessions.
Here are some benefits of being part of the Louisville Water SBE program:
- The opportunity to bid on certain Louisville Water projects. These projects, which will accept bids only from SBE Program members, generally include contracts between $30,000 and $250,000.
- The opportunity to work with Louisville Water on projects that are less than $30,000. In this case, bids are not required, and Louisville Water employees can work directly with SBE program members.
- The opportunity to participate in large-scale projects. SBE program members may participate in all Louisville Water bid opportunities where they meet the bid requirements.
Louisville Water is offering a few more virtual informational workshops for small businesses to learn more about the opportunities. For more information on the program, including FAQs, program application, bid notices, and sign up instructions for the information workshops, visit our SBE program website. You also can watch a WDRB report on the new program.