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.
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 our online system to complete a certification application, upload documents, submit an Annual Update or apply for Recertification. Click on picture to login.
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.
For the most part Wisconsin buys on low bid, Suppliers must bid on projects to get contracts with the State of Wisconsin with the exception of Best Judgement (< $5,000) and Sole Source opportunities. In general, the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder is awarded the contract.
Certified MBEs and DVBs may receive a permissive 5% preference when bidding on State Contracts. Search these sites for State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin Bidding Opportunities:
Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program Updates