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Supplier Diversity Program – Program Qualifications
To participate in the Supplier Diversity Program, a supplier must be classified into one of the following categories:
  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
    A business concern that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by one or more minorities including African American, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.
  • Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
    A business concern that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman or women who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
    A business concern that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a person or persons who have served on active duty in the military, naval or air services; and who have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Disabled-owned Business Enterprises (DBE)
    A business concern that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a person or persons with a permanent physical or mental impairment who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
    A business concern with 250 or fewer employees or average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less averaged over the previous three years.