Massachusetts MBE, MWBE, WBE Program
The program summary on this page was last updated on 06/06/2018. If any of the information or links are out-of-date, please contact us.
The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) of the Operational Services Division (OSD) for Massachusetts accepts and processes applications for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Minority and Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE),and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification in the state. Unlike in other states, firms cannot directly submit an application for MBE, WBE, or M/WBE certification. Instead, they must first attend a free, two-hour pre-certification session hosted by the SDO.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? Out-of-state applicants must have attained certification in their home state, view a webcast, and provide certain materials and applications to SDO.
Does this certification expire? Certification lasts three years. Certified firms will be provided with a letter before expiry letting them know which materials must be submitted in order to be recertified. A substantive review is also part of the process.