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Diverse Business Certifications

Many state, federal, and third-party agencies have programs that are used to certify diverse suppliers – a formal review process designed to ensure that only businesses who meet minimum eligibility criteria are awarded certification. Once a business successfully completes the process, it is awarded a certificate to prove it is diversely owned.

These programs help level the playing field for diverse businesses in government and corporate buying processes. Government agencies and most corporate purchasing activities require spending a certain percentage of their purchasing dollars with diverse suppliers. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts through The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) offers the following certification programs:

Interested in learning more about how you can apply for diversity certification as a Massachusetts based business?  Apply for diversity certification as a Massachusetts-based business here.

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