BMHA's preference is to ensure as many Section 3 Business Concerns as possible are afforded opportunities by contracting and/or subcontracting. In an effort to further our goal, BMHA has adopted the following preference priority category structure for Section 3 Business Concerns (Reference 24 CFR Part 135.36). Vendors are asked to comply with this priority preference to the greatest extent feasible. Vendors seeking to qualify for a Section 3 contracting preference shall certify or submit evidence, if requested, that the Business Concern qualifies as defined in Reference 24 CFR Part 135.36. Section 3 Business Concern means a business concern:
a) It is 51% or more owned by Section 3 Residents; or
b) Whose permanent, full-time employees include persons, at least 30 percent of whom are currently Section 3 residents, or within 3 years of the date of first employment with the business concern were Section 3 residents; or
Vendors qualifying for Section 3 preference will receive a Section 3 Business Concern listing. Click here for a current listing of Section 3 Business Concern Vendors.