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

c) That provide evidence of a commitment to subcontract in excess of 25 percent of the dollar award of all subcontracts to be awarded to business concerns. Vendors seeking Business Concern Preference should download and complete the PDF application Section 3 Business Concern Application Please make sure to open in Adobe Reader to complete the online PDF form, then save it to your local computer. Once completed, please email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.