Apply for Small Business Enterprise or Minority Business Enterprise Certification (SBE or MBE)

Overview

The Supplier Diversity Program, also known as the Set-Aside Program (“Program”), assists Connecticut Small And Minority Businesses (SBE/MBE) to identify business opportunities for improved economic growth.  The Program is also charged with establishing and administering the process for certification of Connecticut SBE/MBE companies.

Additionally:

 The office of Supplier Diversity, a specialized team within the Division of the State Procurement works to make a difference for all CT based Small/Minority Businesses. Our team does this through the following services:

  • Markets and recruits Connecticut small, women, minority and disabled-owned businesses to participate in the Program

  • Assists SBE/MBE businesses in identifying procurement opportunities in state government

  • Measures SBE/MBE spending by state agencies

  • Outreach planning and hosting business events