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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
While there are various entities that provide SWMBE certification services, below are links to the most common SWMBE certifications that the District recognizes:
The District will occasionally recognize other SWMBE certifications. If you have any questions, please contact the S/W/MBE Coordinator at (414) 272-5100.