Notice to All SDO Certified Businesses and Public Awarding Authorities

Effective immediately, pursuant to an order issued by the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, all firms previously certified as Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), based on the owner being of Portuguese origin, shall no longer be considered MBEs but shall be considered Portuguese Business Enterprises (PBEs).  PBEs shall be eligible for participation in programs funded by state transportation bond statutes which include such persons as eligible participants.A listing of PBEs will appear on the CerTrak directory by the early part of the week of April 18, 2016.

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Proposed M/WBE Certification Regulations

OSD is Issuing New and Improved Regulations for its Certification of Minority and Women Business Enterprises codified at 425 CMR 2.00.  Use the following links to access the:

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 FY2015  docx format of SDO Annual Report FY2015

This report describes the Supplier Diversity Office’s accomplishments in serving minority, women, disadvantaged, service-disabled veteran-owned, and small businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.