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.​

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.

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!

​​​​U​pcoming Events​​​​​

Marketplace 2023​​

Marketplace 2023 is just around the corner! It will start on December 5th virtually, followed by an in-person conference at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. ​To find out more information, check out the Marketplace website. We hope to see you there!​

WPI Cal​en​dar

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 numerous programs and events to help small businesses grow. Check out their event page for more information on how SBDC can help you!