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As a countywide system of healthcare facilities — including six hospitals, three primary care centers and more than 11,000 employees — Jackson Health System wants to do business with you.

Jackson Health System (JHS) is fully committed to supporting the economic development of Miami-Dade County small businesses through our small business enterprise (SBE) program. The mission of the JHS Small Business Program, through innovative and fair business practices, is to provide an open procurement environment for all.

What is Jackson’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program?

Jackson currently participates in the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. The Miami-Dade County Department of Small Business Development certifies local firms as an “SBE” based on various revenue thresholds in its race- and gender-neutral program. Jackson’s participation in the SBE Program fosters growth and employment in the county’s economy by giving small businesses a chance to gain the experience, knowledge and resources necessary to succeed. Jackson encourages small and historically underutilized businesses to participate in our procurement of goods and services.

Criteria for Becoming a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification programs were created for any business entity providing goods and services which has an actual place of business in Miami-Dade County and whose three-year average gross revenues do not exceed established thresholds. Manufacturers with 100 employees or less and wholesalers with 50 employees or less whose actual place of business is located in Miami-Dade County may also qualify for the program. SBE certification is valid for a three year period.

If your company is not already certified with Miami-Dade County as an SBE, please contact Miami-Dade County’s Department of Small Business Development (SBD) for an SBE certification application. Visit the SBD website at or call the office at 305-375-3111.

Jackson Small Business Program Office

Amber Lawhorn is Jackson’s Small Business Program Manager. Small and underutilized businesses interested in providing goods and services to Jackson may contact her for assistance or more information at 305-585-7059 or

Jackson Health System Supplier Portal

To be notified of upcoming business opportunities, be sure to register on the Jackson Health System Supplier Portal. Once you have created a free account, this system can be used to receive, review and respond to JHS solicitations. You will be able to view open solicitations by clicking on the “Browse Open Events” link. Create an account today by visiting

Helpful Information

Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

Jackson Health System’s purchasing practices are designed to provide equal access and opportunity to all suppliers and prohibit discriminatory business relationships. It is the aim of Jackson to provide all segments of Miami-Dade County with a full, fair and meaningful opportunity to participate in our contracts regardless of race, gender or ethnic origin. We are committed to creating a cadre of contractors and suppliers in our supply chain, that represent the diversity in the communities we serve. Jackson encourages the participation of historically underutilized business enterprises, including minority-, women-, veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned firms in all procurement activities.

As an economic engine and major employer in Miami-Dade County, Jackson Health System is proud of its inclusive hiring practices and broadly diverse workforce. We encourage contractors and vendors to actively support our commitment to diversity and inclusion and reflect their support in the teams performing work for Jackson. We expect that contractors will work to achieve diversity in Jackson Health System contracts by employing diverse work forces, engaging diverse development teams, hiring subcontractors with diverse ownership and workforces, and employing locally based small firms and employees reflective of the racial, gender and ethnic diversity of Miami Dade County.  Contractors and vendors are encouraged to maintain an aspirational goal of diversity and inclusiveness in their performance of work for Jackson Health System.



Procurement Management
Division of Strategic Sourcing
Jackson Medical Towers
1500 N.W. 12th Avenue, Suite 820
Miami, Florida 33136
305-585-2289 (office)