MERCER COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

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James Chambers Jr., Coordinator
Phone: (609) 989-6212 jchambers@mercercounty.org

Wendy Sturgeon, Business Outreach Specialist
Phone: (609) 989-6503 wsturgeon@mercercounty.org

The Mercer County Business Outreach provides a direct connection to local, state and federal businesses for minority, veteran, and women-owned small businesses who qualify for an opportunity to expand their client base and grow their businesses through the Mercer County, also referred to as a “Set-Aside Program.”  Please refer to Ordinance No. 2018-5.

The ordinance states that a qualified Disabled Veteran-owned Business (DVOB), Minority-owned business (MBE), Small business (SBE), Veteran-owned Business (VBE), or Women-owned business (WBE) may register for the Mercer County Set-Aside Program. This program has set-aside 10% of the dollar value of all the County’s goods, services and construction contracts to be utilized by bid, for these qualified small businesses. 

Vendors must hold a valid Business Registration Certificate from the Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, and be registered with the Selective Assistance Vendor Information database prior to conducting business in the State of New Jersey. Businesses interested in Mercer County bid opportunities first need to register with the State of New Jersey. Registration applications and guidelines can be accessed from  State of New Jersey Business Portal. For more information, contact the Division of Revenue Services at (609) 292-9292.

Complete the Mercer County Small Business Designation Form

Once the form is submitted, e-notification is sent to all vendors directing them to bidding opportunities on the County Procurement website.  

Current Bidding Opportunities: www.mercercounty.org/bids


The following documents are necessary to do business with Mercer County:

 

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