Get certified locally


Do you know that you can be certified locally as well as nationally? WBENC Certification provides you with access to national corporate contracts and through WOSB program to federal contract opportunities. You might also be able to benefit at the local level here in Florida. The list below has some links to local organizations that have supplier diversity initiatives. The good news is that they will ask you for the same information you provided to us to obtain your WBENC or WOSB certification. There is sometimes a cost associated with the different agencies, but the good news is that a lot of these local agencies use P-Cards for purchases under $10,000. Some of them also have sole source bid opportunities so you might be able to get a contract as a sole bidder. The best way to find out how they operate is to go to their websites (we have listed the links below) and better yet, contact their supplier diversity team. It’s all about relationship building and how you can very easily do that at the local level. Still on the fence? Contact our office and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)

State of Florida- Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)

Register as diverse vendor – local vendors that have local supplier diversity programs.

School Board of Broward County -Supplier Diversity & Outreach

Broward County Government – Office of Small Business Development

Miami Dade County Government – Office of Business Development

Miami Dade County Public Schools – Office of Economic Opportunity

Palm Beach County Government – Office of Small Business Assistance

School District of Palm Beach County – Office of Diversity in Business Practices

City Governmental Agencies -Tri-County Area:



Palm Beach

Florida State-wide Governmental Agencies – (i.e. City of Tampa, Leon County…)

SBA – 8A Business Development

SBA – HUBZone Small Business

SBA – Women-Owned Small Business

SBA – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

SDVOSBA/OSB -US Dept of VA -Service Disabled/Veteran-owned Small Business*

DBE – US Department of Transportation – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Unified Certification Program*

(*Complies with SBA size standards)

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