Diversity Supplier Classifications

E&I accepts through self-certification nationally recognized diversity business classifications/ownerships, including:

  • MBE African American
  • MBE Asian Pacific
  • MBE Native American
  • MBE Hispanic American
  • MBE Asian Indian American
  • Disabled Owned Business
  • Disabled Veteran Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Women Owned Business
  • HUB Zone Business

To qualify, suppliers must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by an individual or individuals within a business classification/business ownership.

However, prior to award of any potential contract, the diversity owned supplier must submit to the E&I Contracts department their specific diversity certification documentation.  E&I requests third-party certification for all diverse business classes and ownerships. If a company has been certified by one or more organizations, including the Federal, State or Municipal Government, the SBA, or the NMSDC, potential suppliers must supply the respective certifying organization’s name and certification number.

Please direct all questions to Helga Strobel-Pedisich, Director, Contract Management & Administration.