Small Business Development

Small Business Development

Small Business Development

The primary mission of Small Business Development is to promote equal opportunity in all contracting and employment opportunities with the School District of Philadelphia.  The office is responsible for developing and implementing procedures for increasing the number of Local Small Businesses bidding on and winning School District of Philadelphia contracts. 

These procedures include eliminating practices and procedures that restrict the ability of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to compete for contracts; developing and maintaining relationships with the minority business communities; providing technical assistance on doing business with the School District of Philadelphia; developing training activities for School District of Philadelphia staff; and communicating the School District of Philadelphia's commitment to equal opportunity to all School District of Philadelphia staff.

Small Business Development does not certify M/WBE. SBD accepts the certification of approved certifying agencies including local, state and federal governments.


Anti-Discrimination Policy

Small Business Directory

  • Bidder Application Form - This form is used to maintain a directory of firms that Procurement may contact for contracting opportunities.
  • M/WBE Participation Plan Form - This form is used to record the relationship between the Prime and Subcontractors.
  • Notice to Non-Profit Form - This information is to be submitted by Non-Profit Organizations in order to be included in the Small Business Development database.

Vendor Code of Ethics

The School District of Philadelphia ("SDP") through its Office of Procurement Services ("OPS"), is committed to a procurement process that fosters fair and open competition, is conducted under the highest ethical standards and enjoys the complete confidence of the public. To achieve these purposes, OPS requires each vendor who seeks to do business with the SDP to subscribe to this Vendor Code of Ethics.