MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
WHAT IS THE MBE FRAUD HOTLINE?
The City of Orlando’s MBE Fraud Hotline was created for the purpose of reporting violations of Chapter 57 of the City Code. The City of Orlando endeavors to create real and meaningful opportunities for M/W/DBE’s to grow and prosper in our local economy and by implementing this hotline, hope to prevent a contractor from including a certified M/W/DBE in a bid or proposal without requesting, receiving, or obtaining the MBE’s authorization to identify the MBE in the proposal or bid; notifying the MBE of its inclusion; and actually using the MBE’s services to perform the contract.
In addition, the contractor may not pay the MBE solely for the use of its name in the bid or proposal.
HOW DO I CONTACT THE MBE FRAUD HOTLINE?
By Telephone: MBE FRAUD HOTLINE: 407 246-2MBE
WHAT SHOULD I REPORT TO THE MBE FRAUD HOTLINE?
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN CALLING THE HOTLINE?
To act on your allegation, we need you to provide as much identifying information as possible regarding the details of what occurred. The more you can tell us, the better chance we have of determining whether fraud has been committed. Your information should include the following:
WILL MY IDENTITY REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL?
In some instances, callers may believe that the disclosure of their identities may create problems or place them in danger. We will protect the identity of callers to the maximum extent allowed by law and only release identities to those officials who have a need to know.
MAY I REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
Yes, however, please keep in mind that your decision for anonymity may limit our ability to conduct a complete investigation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I MAKE A REPORT TO THE HOTLINE?
You will be contacted by our office to confirm that we received your report. After verifying the basic report information, the complaint/report will be referred to the appropriate City, State and Federal personnel when there are recognizable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of criminal law or that a civil action should be initiated.