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701 N 7th St, Suite 649
Kansas City, KS
66101
Sharon Reed Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-5440 F: (913) 573-5444 E: Email

Supplier Diversity


The UG’s Supplier Diversity Ordinance was passed in February 2009. The Ordinance calls for goal setting on Construction projects in excess of $250,000. UG staff, along with the assistance of the Contract Fairness Board, will be responsible for setting these project goals. Unified Government Supplier Diversity Ordinance


M/WBE:

Small business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a socially and economically disadvantaged person or persons.


Minority Business Enterprise: Any business/enterprise that is at least 51% owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business at least 51% of the stock is owned by, citizens or permanent resident aliens who are:

  • Black persons having origins in any of the black African racial groups not of Hispanic origin;

  • Hispanic persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American descent of either Indian or Hispanic origin, regardless of race;

  • Asian and Pacific Islander persons having origins in any of the Far East countries, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands; or

  • Native American or Alaskan native persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America.

Women-Owned Business Enterprise:

Any business/enterprise that is at least 51% owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business at least 51% of the stock is owned by, citizens or permanent resident aliens who are women.


A firm must be certified by one of the following agencies to be recognized as an MWBE by the Unified Government; however, lack of certification does not preclude a firm from doing business with the Unified Government:


M/WBE suppliers and contractors are encouraged to register in the UG supplier database here: Supplier Registration


The Unified Government does NOT accept self certification from M/WBE firms. If your company is certified, a current copy of your certification papers MUST be uploaded to your supplier registration record.