Market Type Acronym Descriptions for Opportunities

Below you will find a list of acronyms associated with the market types and their descriptions.

MBE

Minority Business Enterprise

This bid opportunity is set-aside for competition by certified Minority Business Enterprises only. View more information on MBE certifications.

Open

Open Solicitation

This bid opportunity is open to any business for unrestricted competition.

EMBE

Embedded Minority Business Enterprise

This bid opportunity is open to any business for unrestricted competition, but contains an embedded component that requires offerors/contractors to competitively solicit bids from, and subcontract a portion of the contract to, MBE-certified businesses.