Diverse business classifications
We recognize the following supplier diversity groups as part of our supplier diversity process. The diverse businesses described below must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by individuals with U.S. citizenship with these diverse business classifications.
Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
Business that meets "small" ownership criteria and Small Business Size Standard for its industry, as defined by the SBA.
What is a Small Business Size Standard?
A size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contracting programs. The definition of small varies by industry.
SBA certifications, including 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBZone), have other criteria that must be met. Please refer to www.sba.gov for a full description of the certification programs and the eligibility requirements.
We do not accept self certifications. Please refer to your federal, local and state government agencies, or other agencies identified above, for the certification process.