The Office of Supplier Diversity certifies businesses in two programs: Diverse Suppliers and Small Businesses of a unique size.
All applicants use this Certification Application
A Diverse Business is where 51% or more of the ownership and control of the daily operations of the business is made up of minorities, women, veterans, service disabled veterans, or individuals with disabilities. If your company is for-profit and 51% or more: owned, controlled, and actively manage by U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents in any of the following groups, your company may be an eligible Diverse Business:
A Small Business is one of a certain size and is based on both the number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees, averaged over a three-year period, and also based on gross revenue averaged over a three-year period. The eligibility information and chart for size by industry is contained within the application. If your company is for-profit, and is not controlled by a company larger than the eligibility size, and is in the following industries, your company may be an eligible Small Business:
Certifications of all types are a three-year certification, unless your company's eligibility status changes. Companies are able to apply for recertification.