Compliance Services

To ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms are afforded a level playing field in participating on all Milwaukee County procurements, the Community Business Development Partners department (CBDP) monitors contracts and enforces Milwaukee County ordinances, in regards to DBE involvement. To assure this is done, CBDP reviews, signs-off on, monitors, and audits DBE participation on all Milwaukee County contracts.  When and where necessary, various enforcement mechanisms are employed to mitigate the potential for fraud and/or violation of these contract specifications.


In addition to these activities, CBDP also works to educate, and partner with, all stakeholders concerning the development and implementation of the processes and procedures through which Milwaukee County's DBE Program operates.  


CBDP utilizes various reporting and tracking mechanisms.  Program and contract forms are available from the Contract Compliance Team.  Please contact a team member by telephone at 414-278-4851 or by email at  



The following are BID FORMS to be included with the bid / proposal submission based upon the proposed participation plan.  These documents will become part of the executed agreement with Milwaukee County.


DBE Utilization Specifications(DBE-00)


Certificate of Good Faith Efforts (DBE-01)


Subcontractor / Subconsultant / Supplier Information Sheet (DBE-02)


Commitment to Contract with DBE Firm (DBE-14)


Participation Recommendation (DBE-12)



The following are TRACKING FORMS to be included with applications for payment or invoices submitted to Milwaukee County for payment.  These documents are required for payment processing, as detailed in project specification and contract documents.


DBE Utilization Report (DBE-16)


DBE Payment Certification (DBE-18)




Community Business Development Partners

Milwaukee County

633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 902

Milwaukee, WI 53203

(414) 278-4747 Office

(414) 223-1958 Fax

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