Supplier diversity program
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We help small businesses thrive in CT

The State of Connecticut wants to be your customer of choice! We contract everything from catering to construction and gasoline to guide rails. Learn how to do business with the state and take advantage of available resources for small and minority business enterprises (S/MBE).

We offer:

  • S/MBE Certification
  • State contract opportunities including S/MBE set-asides
  • On-call opportunities for S/MBE consultants
  • Outreach Events
  • Municipal Outreach Program
  • Introduction to federal registration system
  • State agency S/MBE spend tracking

S/MBE events


Find upcoming events

Our Business Outreach Team attends online and in-person trainings, clinics, resource fairs, matchmakers, and more. Find upcoming opportunities to connect with us!

Get certified as a S/MBE

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Certify your company as a S/MBE

The Supplier Diversity Program assists state agencies in setting aside opportunities for S/MBEs. S/MBE certification opens the potential to build your company’s revenue and find new customers through growth and marketing opportunities in public procurement.

Small business resources, support, and funding

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Support for diverse small businesses

Find technical support, tax incentives, and financial help for various types of CT businesses offered by the state of Connecticut.
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Business development resources

Find organizations and additional resources that will help develop your company.
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S/MBE outreach program

The DAS hosts information sessions in various communities targeted at small and minority businesses interested in becoming certified.
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DAS Procurement Agency Informational Resources

Find agency resources on how to use a state contract, search the S/MBE directory, and more.
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Find state contract opportunities in Connecticut at CTsource

Visit CTsource to find and bid on open solicitations. Check out the Supplier Registration and Portal User Guide and the Bid Board User Guide.
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DAS construction services list of MBE opportunities

Learn about on-call construction services opportunities for small and minority business enterprises.
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Search our Small and Minority Business Directory

This search feature allows you to create a list of vendors using specific criteria.

Contact the DAS supplier diversity program

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DAS Procurement Supplier Diversity Program

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1202
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-713-5236