Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to promote access to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s contracting opportunities by administering the certification process §2.2 1604, a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses. The SBSD works with public and private entities to develop supplier diversity and inclusion strategies and thereby, creating contracting opportunities that promote fairness in the state’s procurement process while advancing its Small Business Program and SWaM initiative. Ultimately, the SBSD seeks to increase the number of certified businesses that have the opportunity to compete as well as expand the total contract dollars awarded to SWaM suppliers based on the Commonwealth’s available discretionary spend. https://sbsd.virginia.gov/