Let us help you succeed in your small business!
We look for opportunities to partner with Diversity Suppliers across our Department. Our goal is to procure at least 5% of our products and services from Diversity Suppliers who qualify as a small business.
What is a small business?
In Washington state, a small business is defined by law as one that employs 50 people or less, and is independently owned and operated.
Do you qualify?
You may become a diversity supplier if you are a licensed small business owner and one or more of the following applies to your business:
- Socially or economically disadvantaged
What we buy
The Department purchases a wide variety of products and services from small business diversity suppliers.
Interested in becoming a diversity supplier?
- Step One: Licensed business owners can find out if they are eligible for either the state or federal program (or both) through the Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.
- Step Two: If you are eligible, apply for certification through OMWBE.
Don't have a business license yet? Apply online with a Master Business Application
Veterans can find out how the Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs can promote their business.
Bidding opportunities for your business:
- Do business with the State - (WEBS)
Read or print a Diversity Supplier Brochure
You may also want to visit:
- DSHS Competitive Procurements Policy
- Small Business Services: Plan, start, operate or grow your business in Washington State
- Washington's Electronic Business Solutions - WEBS
- Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises - OMWBE
- Governor Directs Agencies to Assist Small Businesses
- Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency