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Think your firm might be considered a diverse business? Check out these upcoming classes throughout the Commonwealth to learn about becoming certified and responding to bids!

Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
Designed for businesses interested in learning how to do business with the State, this workshop includes an overview of OSD programs and services, including State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program, Small Business Purchasing Program, and a demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS.

Upcoming Sessions


Supplier Diversity Office Pre-Certification
Required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) as a Minority, Woman, Veteran, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Businesses certified by or seeking certification by any of SDO’s Third Party Certification partners should review the certification requirements.

Upcoming Sessions

Sessions of both courses are added regularly on a rolling basis. Continue to check the SDO Registration page for additional workshops.

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