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 State 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.​


Search Certified Database

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.

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Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program Updates

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Wisconsin Meets Its Diverse Spend Goal for Second Year in a Row with Record $192M Spend

It felt amazing to type the title of this article! It is no wonder, as the FY21 Supplier Diversity Annual Report has so many great milestones. I'll limit it to these four for now:

  1. Wisconsin met the MBE diverse spend goal for the second year in a row.
  2. The diverse spend was a record 6.34%.
  3. A record $192M was spend with diverse MBE and DVB suppliers.
  4. Wisconsin met the MBE spend goal ​for only the sixth time in the 39-year history of the program.

​​​I am overjoyed and extremely grateful for this shared success! Thank you to Governor Tony Evers for his vision of a diverse Wisconsin as outlined in his Executive Order #59. Governor Evers' direction for the Supplier Diversity Program to assess and improve procurement processes and develop new relationships has greatly aided ​our success. ​Thank you to DOA Secretary-designee Kathy Blumenfeld and staff, and Divsion of Enterprise Operations ​Administrator Jana Steinmetz for your ​tremendous support and creative ideas to enhance SDP's success.

Cheryl Edgingt​on, the State Bureau of Procurement staff, and State Agency and UW Campus purchasing staff are amazing resources to Supplier Diversity, helping us gather data and educate diverse suppliers on the state's procurement process. Thank ​you for helping us meet our goals! Thank you to the State Agencies and UW campuses who supported our diverse suppliers - a couple even had diverse spends over 50%.

The Supplier Diversity Program staff - Libby, Evetta, and Ellena - have worked hard to certify suppliers and gather diverse spend data. Your commitment to Supplier Diversity does not go unnoticed! Thank you to the diverse suppliers who tirelessly do the challenging work of networking and bidding on projects to get contracts with the state. Finally, a big thank you to all our partners and collaborators who have helped us stretch our limited resources to meet the needs of our suppliers and achieve the goals of this program.

Although we exceeded the diverse spend goal in FY21, we won't take our foot off the gas. We will continue to turn over every rock and stone, look in unchartered places and spaces, think outside the box, reimagine the program, and follow the north star of diversity, equity, and inclusion to achieve increasing economic success for our diverse suppliers, communities, Wisconsin, and the nation.

It is my honor and pleasure to serve such a great community!

​Please view the FY21 Supplier Diversity Annual Report and Data Visualizations here.

​​~Tondra​​

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