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.

DIRECTIONS ~ Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program Updates by Director Tondra Davis

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For the first time in six years and for the 5th time in the history of the MBE program, the state met its goal of spending 5% with Minority-Owned Business Enterprises!! Here's the report.

          FY20 Annual Report.pdf                               FY20 Infographic.pdf

On behalf of the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program, I would like to extend a big thank you to our diverse suppliers, state agencies, UW campuses, Division of Facilities Management, DOT State Highway Program, contractors​, stakeholders, Supplier Diversity staff, and the great leadership of Wisconsin, especially Governor Tony Evers. This was a tremendous effort by all to get us to this point of shared success!

We will continue doing those things that have helped us meet the MBE goal - reviewing contracting policies, building relationships, monthly data validation, supplier recruitment and training, and making in house program improvements. We will keep our foot on the gas trusting that our efforts will once again bring success  in the next fiscal year and beyond, but most importantly, bring contracting opportunities to Wisconsin's diverse suppliers.​

​​All the best,


​WPI Acquisition Hour: Disabled Veteran Owned Business 4/13/21



Government contracting offers tremendous financial opportunities for Wisconsin's veteran-owned small businesses, but it can be difficult to compete in the marketplace. SBA and its local resource network help set veteran entrepreneurs up for success no matter where they are in their government contracting journey.

WPI is hosting the SBA and the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program to present on federal and state certifications available for veterans and how these certifications can lead to new customers and new business.


  • Shane Mahaffy, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Tondra Davis, Director, Supplier Diversity Program, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Enterprise Operations
  • Mark Dennis, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

WPI Acquisition Hour: Minority Owned Businesses 4/20/21



Minority owned business can receive advantage when selling to various Public and Private entities. In most cases, a certification process must be completed to qualify.

It is important for business to understand the certification requirements and the potential benefits to their business prior to investing their time and resources in the certification process.

This presentation will provide an overview of these programs, application process, describe eligibility requirements as well as the benefits and obligations for certifications with:

  • Federal Government agencies
  • State Government agencies (including WisDOT and State of Wisconsin)
  • Local Government agencies (including Milwaukee City and County, Dane County, Madison (City), MMSD)
  • Corporate (Large business)


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Are you a minority business owner looking to expand the reach of your business to government opportunities in the City of Madison, Dane County, WisDOT State Highways, and/or the State of Wisconsin?

Do the acronyms DBE, MBE and TBE sound like alphabet soup? If so, this is the virtual event for you!

Please join our virtual platform to learn about each government program's unique certification requirements and tips for successfully bidding on government contracts.

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