WI Supplier Diversity Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) certifies Minority-Owned (MBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (DVB) and Woman-Owned (WBE) businesses to provide better opportunity for them to do business with the Sta​te of Wisconsin and to assist the State of Wisconsin in achieving its goal of purchasing 5% with MBEs and 1% with DVBs.​ The SDP verifies ​that businesses are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a member or members of selected population.​ WI certified MBE and DVB businesses may receive a permissive ​5% bid preference when they bid on state contracts.​

Apply for Certification

Apply for Certification

Applying for State of WI certification is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Click on picture to register your business and apply for the MBE, DVB or WBE Certification Programs.​​​​

Login to SDP Portal

Login to Portal

Login to our online system to complete a certification application, upload documents, submit an Annual Update or apply for Recertification.​ Click on picture to login.​

Directory of Certified

Search Certified Database

Contractors, State Agencies, UW campuses, and other businesses looking to contract with State of WI certified suppliers can use our interactive search to locate qualified MBE, DVB, and WBE businesses. Click ​on​​ picture to search database.

Welcome to the WI Supplier Diversity Program

Why Become Certified?

Being certified with the State of WI has numerous benefits. 

1. Database listing: MBEs, WBEs, and DVBs are listed in Wisconsin's Database of Certified Suppliers. Prime contractors, State Agencies, University Campuses, government entities and private businesses use the database when seeking diverse suppliers.

2. Meeting State goals: T​​he State of Wisconsin has goals of purchasing 5% with certified MBEs and 1% with certified DVBs. MBEs and DVBs who are certified have access to opportunities with the State of Wisconsin and help the State achieve its diverse spend goals.

3. Bid preference: MBEs and DVBs are eligible to receive a 5% bid preference when they bid on state projects and contracts.

For these reasons and more, become a certified diverse supplier with the Supplier Diversity Program!

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SCOR​E Events

Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE can help you start, grow or successfully exit a business. Small business owners who re​ceive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. They offer a number of resources and have numerous events. We invite you to check them out! SCORE

WPI Events

The Wisconsin Procuremen​t Institute (​WPI) offers many events to train businesses on financial matters. Visit the WPI event calendar and website​ to find out more information on how WPI can help your business grow.​

SBDC ​​​Events​

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosts nu​merous programs and events to help small businesses grow. Check out their event page for more information on how SBDC can help you!​

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