Office of Business Opportunity

The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underutilized groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.

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Good Faith Efforts Policy Review Video
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Good Faith Policy Video

"[OBO] wants to take this opportunity to provide an
informational session on how OBO assesses whether
a contract whose participation plan fall short of
the advertised MWBE goal has made the requisite
Good Faith Efforts under the City’s policy."

About the Director

Carlecia WrightCarlecia D. Wright, is the Director for the Office of Business Opportunity. In April 2011, Ms. Wright was appointed by Mayor Parker to ensure that the City's small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises have meaningful participation in the city's procurement process. Prior to her appointment, she worked for the City of New York's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program, where she served as the Executive Director of Policy, Planning and Operations, as well as the Executive Director of Certification and Recruitment.  More ...

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