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How to Apply for Expanded Certification Categories

With the issuance of Executive Order 565, the Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) now includes the following designations: Minority (MBE), Women (WBE), Service-Disabled Veteran (SDVOBE), Veteran (VBE), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTBE); and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE).  Find out how to apply for these designations

SDO Annual Report FY2014  docx format of SDO Annual Report FY2014
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This report highlights the program's accomplishments in promoting the advancement of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE’s) in public contracting. Access and opportunity in state procurement is one of the prime objectives of government that is changing how business is done with Minority and Women owned companies. $991,590,145 in total combined spending was accomplished through the Supplier Diversity Program in FY2014, with MBEs, WBEs, and SBPP participants. It is good business to diversify who the Commonwealth does business with and it is important that as many businesses as possible in Massachusetts have an equal opportunity to contract with state government.