SDO Means Business

From intent to impact, the SDO provides resources and tools to eliminate barriers and uplift diverse and small businesses.

The SDO engages in the intentional promotion of diverse and small businesses in advance of upcoming bidding opportunities. We do this through analyzing large bidding opportunities, providing advance notice to upcoming bids, training, outreach, and connecting businesses with needed resources. We also work with state agencies to critically examine their bidding documents to remove barriers to diverse and small businesses.

In addition, we have implemented technology tools and other resources that are needed to better compete for public bids. Our goal, as always, is to increase the involvement of diverse and small businesses in the State’s bidding process.

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SDO Training


Instructor-led online training sessions. Pre-recorded training videos (webcasts) and step-by-step job aids are also available any time you need assistance.

SDO Training and Development

Resources for Diverse and Small Businesses


This page contains links to bidding opportunities, capacity building, financial and technical assistance, and SDO training.

Resources for Diverse and Small Businesses

Directory of Certified Businesses


The SDO’s comprehensive database, where you can search for a business by location, certification type, or business type. You can even download the entire database for use later.

Directory of Certified Businesses

Supplier Diversity Hub

“The Hub”

A new way for state agencies and prime vendors to manage their supplier diversity efforts and to connect directly with diverse and small businesses. Diverse and small businesses can access The Hub to make their own connections with state agencies, prime vendors, and resource partners and to ensure their information is complete and up to date.

Supplier Diversity Hub

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