The Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program operates as a means of providing certification for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Disabled Veteran Businesses (DVBs). The state of Wisconsin mains certain participation goals for these three types of businesses when it comes to state procurement, meaning that certification is an avenue towards greater opportunity for inclusion in such procurement. Certified MBEs, WBEs, and DVBs are also listed in the state directories for such businesses.
Does this certification expire? An annual certification update process must be performed in order for a business to retain its certification status in the program.
Does this program require bidders attempt to make a good-faith effort to meet participation goals? The program specifies a participation goal for bids under its scope.
How do I get re-certified? The certification will expire after a period of three years. At that time, a business must go through recertification procedures, if it is still eligible, which are separate from the annual update.