Frequently Asked Questions & Resources
What is Diversity Procurement?
Diversity Procurement is a proactive business practice of including diverse vendors into a supply chain. It is a sustainable strategy that has a positive bottom-line impact.
What is a certified diverse business?
A certified diverse business means completing an application process (usually conducted by a 3rd-party) demonstrating that the business is owned, operated and controlled by an individual(s) that meet the status criteria.
Why should my business be certified?
Certification provides access to business opportunities that might not otherwise be available to you. Being certified does not guarantee contracts or performance. It does, however, verify a potentially desirable characteristic about your business.
This section contains links to organizations and programs that are resources to minority businesses, corporations seeking to increase purchases from MBEs and other individuals seeking to learn more about diversity in the market place.National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Small Business Administration HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program
Association for Service Disabled Veterans
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Dynamic Small Business Search
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce