About The Office of Equal Opportunity

The programs provide for participation as prime and sub-contractors on City related contracts, for development efforts for targeted companies, and for employment of Cleveland residents on certain construction projects.

Major functions include:

  • certification of businesses as local, minority, or female-owned
  • evaluation of City contracts related to use of minority and female businesses, employees, and local companies
  • determination of goals and requirements for City Contracts
  • monitoring of contractor's compliance with various contract requirements
  • training and information for contractors and potential contractors
  • investigation and penalty imposition for failure to comply with OEO programs
  • development and technical support for target businesses
  • outreach 

Cleveland Area Small Businesses, Minority Business Enterprises, and Female Business Enterprises are urged to apply for certification through the Mayor's Office of Equal Opportunity.