About Department of Economic Inclusion & Division of Purchasing

Department of Economic Inclusion

The Department of Economic Inclusion, as part of the Office of the City Manager, is responsible for administering, enforcing, and monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Program; the Small Business Enterprise Program; the Living Wage Program; and the Prevailing Wage laws. 

The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program  provides small business certification to assist in meeting the City’s total contracting goals. Additionally, workshops, seminars and one-on-one certification assistance are provided to increase the Hamilton County business community contracting possibilities.

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department is charged with the acquisition of all supplies, materials and equipment required by departments and offices of city government.

Specifications for goods and services are made available to vendors who are interested in submitting bids for consideration by the division.