DVB Certification Process

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.