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Diversity Business Enterprise Program

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WELCOME TO METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVERSITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has established a Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE) Program to promote the utilization of Minority Owned, Women Owned, Small Business and Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise firms in all aspects of MNPS procurement activities. All architects, engineers, designers, contractors and suppliers bidding or proposing on MNPS procurements are required to comply with the requirements of this program by employing proactive measures designed to ensure meaningful participation of Minority Owned, Women Owned, Small Business and Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise firms.

Statement of Commitment
In administering the Diversity Business Enterprise Program, Nashville Metropolitan Public Schools will not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, use criteria or other methods of administration that shall have the effect of defeating or impairing the objectives of the Diversity Business Enterprise Program with respect to individuals of a particular race, color, sex or national origin. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools will not exclude any person from participation in and/or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract on the basis of race, color, sex national origin or any other basis prohibited by law. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools procurement practices shall be non-discriminatory and shall promote equal procurement opportunity to all. 

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (“MNPS) Diversity Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program includes the participation of minority owned, woman owned, small business, and service-disabled veteran businesses. If you are a DBE interested in MNPS procurement opportunities (products and services, architectural, engineering and construction services), please register with MNPS by completing the Diversity Business Enterprise Program Registration Form.