Supplier Certification and Support Services
Why Certification Matters
Supplier certification is the first step to introducing your company to the millions of dollars of business opportunities in your backyard and beyond. Supplier diversity is the strategy that organizations put in place to expand their supply chain to include local, small, and other diverse businesses. Without certification, you might be missing out on opportunities to contract with public and private sector organizations. Contact us today to learn how the right certification can support your business growth strategy.
✔ We have provided supplier diversity and economic inclusion services to public and private sector companies for over 10 years.
✔ We have seen first hand the value of supplier certification in growing businesses and gaining recognition in the marketplace.
✔ Our corporate clients are constantly looking for companies to add to their supply chain to help them meet their regulatory and internal supplier goals.
✔ Our corporate clients turn to Laisar to grow their supply chain with local and diverse businesses.
✔ We have streamlined the completion of the certification application process for hundreds of companies.
Certification Types Your Business Could Qualify For
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
A minority business enterprise (MBE) certification is generally restricted to businesses who are at least 51% controlled by a minority owner. Minority business owners, for the purposes of certification, include African-Americans, Latino, Pacific Islander, Asian, and Native American owners.
Persons who control their business and are not members of one of the above groups may also still be eligible for MBE certification if they establish their social and economic disadvantage. Individuals with a disability may also apply for MBE certification
Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
A women business enterprise (WBE) certification is generally restricted to businesses who are at least 51 percent owned by a woman and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by at least one woman business owner.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
A disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) certification is generally restricted to businesses who are at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s). Under federal law, members of the following groups are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged: Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent Asian Pacific Americans.
Persons who control their business and are not members of one of the above groups may also still be eligible for DBE certification if they establish their social and economic disadvantage.
Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
At least 51% of the firm’s ownership must be held by individuals who do not exceed the personal net worth (PNW) limit cap of $1.32 million.The firm must also be a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by applying current SBA business size standards that are applicable to the type of work the firm seeks to perform.
Helping You Get Certified
Helping You Grow Your Business
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