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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​​The Heat is On!

The Heat is On! That's an odd statement to make this time of year, don't you think? The days are getting shorter, the temperature outside is falling, and the hot, humid summer days will soon be a figment of our imagination. Even still, the Heat is On in Supplier Diversity!

I make this statement as I juggle about half a dozen speaking engagements, presentations and conferences from September through October. No wonder I feel things heating up! I am cautiously excited to get back into the swing of things: assisting suppliers and business owners with certification and contract opportunities with the State of WI. But believe me, I will respect the virus and the health of others as I travel – masked up and practicing every mandated and recommended safety precaution.

Looking towards the future, I hope to see you at one or more of our upcoming events! I'll be sure to post them on the SDP website as marketing materials become available, so check back here for updates!

While Supplier Diversity's “Heat is On", weather-wise, I'm sure I'll be saying, “The Heat is Gone!" by the end of October.

Safe travels!​

​~Tondra​​

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 MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION ​

Presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, MARKETPLACE is the Governor's Annual Conference on Diverse Business Development. The event connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector.

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