Minority & Certified Small & Emerging Businesses
Executive Order, Small Purchase Procedures, advises that we shall whenever possible include certified small and emerging business(s) on our solicitation list of bona fide, qualified vendors.
To access a listing of certifying agencies for small and minority businesses please visit Supplier Diversity.
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Also, for all grants with stipulations for Minority Owned Business Enterprises and Women Owned Enterprises (MBE/WBE) target goals to be met, the following reference sites for locating such vendors is offered:
Provided below are some useful sites for finding MBE/WBE vendors.
Louisiana SmallBiz System(for certified small and emerging businesses)
(Central Contractor Registration) can do specific searches i.e. individual company, women owned, small disadvantaged etc.
Louisiana Unified Certification Program (LA UCP) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
(LA DOTD – DBE Certified Contractors) This site advises how to conduct business with DOTD and includes access to the DBE Contractor Directory for Federal Aid Projects. This directory may be searched alphabetically.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of Women's Business Ownership Entrepreneurial Development