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Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Program

Bids that are issued on or after August 10, 2009 include a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) bid incentive in accordance with Chapter 365 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.  Please note that the LBE criteria has been revised, effective December 18, 2009. 

If a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) is a responsive and responsible bidder, the LBE shall be awarded the contract provided its bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5% and the difference does not exceed $25,000.

In order for a bid to be considered for LBE status, the notarized LBE Affidavit of Compliance and LBE Business Property Location Form must be submitted with each bid.

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