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Supplier Diversity

Email: contractcompliance@wycokck.org

employeesThe 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. A full copy of the Ordinance may be found at the link below.

Unified Government Supplier Diversity Ordinance


Definition of an M/WBE

An M/WBE is a 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 percent owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business at least 51 percent 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 percent owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business at least 51 percent 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 at the link below:



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.

 

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