SDP staff will review submitted DVB applications within 30 days to verify that a business meets Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Code requirements to be certified as a DVB. Upon approval, an approval letter and DVB Certificate will be emailed to the Business' Primary Contact.
Once certified, the DVB will be listed on Wisconsin's Database of WI Certified Businesses. Contractors, State Agencies, UW campuses, government organizations, and other entities use this database to locate MBE Suppliers. Certified DVBs are able to take advantage of the Permissive 5% Bid Preference the State makes available to DVBs when they bid on state contracts and proposals.
Although the DVB Certification Period is for three years, DVB firms must complete an Annual Update each year and Recertify every three years.