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: The 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!
Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE can help you start, grow or successfully exit a business. Small business owners who receive 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
The Wisconsin Procurement 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.
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosts numerous 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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