Supplier Diversity Office (SDO)

To promote diversity, equity and inclusion in state contracting by:
1. Certifying diverse businesses (minority, women, veteran, service-disabled veteran, disability and LGBT-owned) and small Massachusetts-based businesses;
2. Connecting these companies with business opportunities and resources that enhance their marketability when bidding on public contracts; and
3. Collaborating with Executive Agencies and public organizations to:
a. Identify and remove barriers for diverse and small businesses; and
b. Increase diverse and small business spending.

Who we serve

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The SDO's goals are to increase opportunities for certified businesses and Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) participants through annual state agency spending benchmarks and include bid evaluation criteria within the state goods and services bid process. The SDO also provides public access to the certified business lists on the SDO web pages and distributes business opportunity events and notices to SDO participants. 

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One Ashburton Place, Room 1411, Boston, MA 02108-1552

Upcoming Events

  • Disability:IN 

    Thursday, April 25, 2024
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Learn about the Disability: IN certification process for disability owned business enterprises (DOBEs).
  • Score/PTAC/MSBDC 

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Learn what it means to be “vendor ready” from some of the Supplier Diversity Office’s (SDO’s) resource partners.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration 

    Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) will host the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Massachusetts District Office for an insightful webinar delving into SBA Advantage.

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