MBE Certification Process

Here's what to expect after you submit your MBE application:

  1. SDP staff will review submitted applications within 30 days to verify that a business meets Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Code requirements to become State of Wisconsin MBE Certified. Upon approval, an Approval Letter and MBE Certificate will be emailed to the Business' Primary Contact. 

  2. Once certified, the MBE will be listed on Wisconsin's Database of Certified Suppliers​. Contractors, State Agencies, UW ​Campuse​s​, government organizations, and other entities use this database to locate MBE Suppliers. 

  3. Certified MBEs are able to take advantage of the Permissive 5% Bid Preference the State makes available to MBEs when they bid on state contracts and proposals.​

  4. Although the MBE Certification Period is for three years, MBE firms must complete an Annual Update each year and Recertify every three years to keep their M​BE Certification​ Active.