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What is Certification?
Certification is the process of verifying that a business is owned and managed by minority individuals or women.
Who can be Certified?
Most agencies recognize “minority group members” as U.S. citizens who are African-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American. Government agencies certify woman owned businesses as well. For further definition of
MBE: Click here
Why should MBE firms be Certified?
Certification allows MBE’s to be eligible to bid on contracts set aside for minority firms. It also gets them into minority business directories and databases used by corporations for referrals. Also government agencies and the private sector may have goals for minority and women-owned businesses. The Florida Minority Supplier Diversity Council (FMSDC) has a regional and national database of their certified MBE’s available to 3,500 corporations nationally.
Click here for additional information on certification via FMSDC's website. Information and an application is also available in these PDF formatted files-
- Additional Resources on MBE Certification in the state of Florida