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PROCUREMENT

SWMBE & DIVERSITY

MMSD has a strong commitment to the Small, Veteran, Women, Minority (SWMBE) businesses.  In order to encourage SWMBE participation, we've established procurement goals of 13% for MBE's, 5% for SBE/VBE's, and 2% for WBE's. In 2013, the District awarded contracts or subcontracts totaling $9.9 million, or 25.2% of all procurement awards to SWMBE's.

The Procurement Office can explain how to get connected to the District procurement opportunities and purchasing policies.

MMSD Small Business Certification

Certification as a MMSD Small Business Enterprise (SBE) starts with the vendor registration process. To be certified as a MMSD SBE with the District, all interested firms must submit a completed MMSD SBE certification application and provide proof of gross sales less than $2.5 million in the most recent fiscal year. The MMSD SBE Application can be found in the vendor registration system or downloaded using the link below.

 

Download the Application for Small Business Certification.

If you have any questions, please contact the S/W/MBE Coordinator at (414) 272-5100 or swmbe@mmsd.com. Please use this link to proceed with the vendor registration process: Register as a New Vendor

 

SWMBE Public Directory

SWMBE firms that register with the District through the vendor registration process and provide proof of their certification will be listed in a public directory. Once the District has reviewed and accepted the registration of certificated SWMBE firms, this information becomes immediately available in the online certified public vendor directory on the District's website.

  

Connect to SWMBE Public Directory

While there are various entities that provide SWMBE certification services, below are links to the most common SWMBE certifications that the District recognizes:
 WI Dept of Administration Supplier Diversity Programs MBE, WBE and DVB Certifications
 WI Dept of Transportation DBE Certification provided it reflects minority or gender status
 Milwaukee County DBE Certification provided it reflects minority or gender status
 City of Milwaukee, Office of Small Business Development MBE and WBE certifications only
 Women's Business Enterprise National Council
 North Central Minority Supplier Development Council
 U.S. EPA, DBE Certification provided it reflects minority or gender status
 U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, SDVOSB and VOSB Certifications
The District will occasionally recognize other SWMBE certifications. If you have any questions, please contact the S/W/MBE Coordinator at (414) 272-5100.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

 Milwaukee County Certified Vendor List 
 Instructions for locating DBE info and documents online (15kb)PDF
 Wisconsin District of the US Small Business Administration
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation
 Wisconsin Supplier Development Council
 U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs