• Diversified Supplier Definitions

Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority persons of African American, Hispanic American, Asian-Pacific American, or Native American ethnicity.

Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women.

Disabled Owned Business Enterprise (DIS/DBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disabled/disadvantaged individuals pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Veteran/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (VET/DVET): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more veterans/disabled veterans who have served in the active military and discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

Small Business Enterprise (SBE): An independent business which performs a commercially useful function, is not owned and controlled by individuals designated as minority, women, veterans, or physically-challenged, and where gross annual sales does not exceed $2,000,000.

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB/HEBZone): The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.