Registration & Certification

Register as a vendor or certify as a qualified small business enterprise with the City of Cincinnati.

W 9 Tax Form
Vendor Registration

Vendors that want to do business with the City of Cincinnati should register online with the Vendor Self-Service system. Vendor registration costs $55 annually.

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification

The purpose of the Small Business Enterprise Program is to promote the economic welfare of the people of the City of Cincinnati, to mitigate the effects of discrimination against SBEs, and to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City of Cincinnati.

The Banks SBE Program

If a company is not currently certified through the City’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program because of business location, it may pursue certification under The Banks SBE Program for The Banks project only.

Section 3 Program

Section 3 requires that preference is given to low- and very low-income residents and the businesses that employ them for new employment, training, and contracting opportunities resulting from the HUD-funded project.