Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business Program (MCUB)
Small Business Program for Locally Funded Projects & Procurements
The Council receives funds from various Minnesota-based sources. The MCUB program is designed to engage and encourage the use of underutilized Minnesota-based small businesses for the Council's projects and procurements.
MCUB firms can do business with the Council in two ways.
Through procurements, selling products or services to the Council
Through projects, as a subcontractor working on the Council's projects
In order to qualify as an MCUB firm the business must be Minnesota-based and have an active certification from one of these programs:
Targeted Business (State of Minnesota)
Veteran Owned Business (U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs)
Firms with these active certifications will be listed in the MCUB Directory, which is updated monthly.
Locally Funded Projects
Project contracts will include MCUB participation goals if they meet the following three requirements:
The project is locally funded
There are opportunities for subcontractors
The contract value is more than $100,000
OEO staff sets specific participation goals on each project contract. All bidders/proposers for projects with MCUB goals will be required to meet the MCUB goal percentage. If the bidder/proposers is not able to meet the goal they may receive a waiver from OEO based on their good faith efforts.
Locally Funded Procurements
To give MCUB firms more opportunity, the Council's Procurement Staff and department buyers will use the MCUB Directory to reach out to MCUB firms when making purchases.
More information about the MCUB Program
Metropolitan Council Office of Equal Opportunity