Minority Eligibility Criteria

The Broward Sheriff's Office uses guidelines similar to those used by the State of Florida for minority eligibility criteria. The Broward Sheriff's Office does not certify minority firms but acknowledges minority certification received from:

  1. the State of Florida
  2. any city, town or county within the State of Florida
  3. a certificate received from the Florida Regional Minority Business Council, or

In order to be considered eligible as a minority business enterprise by the Broward Sheriff's Office a business must be:

  1. engaged in commercial transactions
  2. at least 51% owned by minority person(s) who are permanent residents of Florida
  3. managed and controlled by a minority person, and
  4. performing a useful business function.
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