Become CERTIFIED as a Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses.

Here at McIntosh Marketing, it is our goal to help get you as much access to funding opportunities as possible. For that reason, we added this article for those FEMALE based FLORIDA VETERAN or MINORITY women. Take a moment and watch the video and follow the prompts to become certified!

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses.

Eligibility Requirements

Below are the minimum eligibility requirements* necessary to become a woman-, veteran- or minority-owned Florida Certified Business Enterprise (CBE). If you meet these requirements, please submit the required supporting documentation to the Office of Supplier Diversity for review.
Your business must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be legally registered to do business in Florida as a for-profit organization (registration through the Department of State).
  • Be based in Florida.
  • Be owned and managed by a resident(s) of Florida.
  • Be 51 percent owned and managed by a woman, veteran, or minority who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • Be engaged in commercial transactions (currently doing business).
  • Be registered in MyFloridaMarketPlace.
  • Have a net worth of less than $5 million.
  • Have 200 or fewer full-time permanent employees.
  • Have a professional license, if required by the industry, in the name of the woman, veteran, or minority business owner.

Are You Ready to Get Certified?

  1. Step One: The first step to certification is to register as a new vendor on MyFloridaMarketPlace.com, the state's procurement website, if you are not currently registered.
  2. During the process of creating your MFMP VIP registration you will be prompted to indicate whether you are seeking a business certification. If you are, click the “Yes” radio button next to “Are you seeking a certification as a woman-, veteran-, and/or minority-owned business from the Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)?”.
  3. Next, review the types of designations available from the OSD.  These designations include woman-, veteran-, or minority-owned businesses – choose any that apply.
  4. Step Two: Review the Required Documentation List and gather all the necessary required documentation.
  5. Step Three: Mail or scan and email all of your supporting documentation to the Office of Supplier Diversity.
  6. Here's a helpful video to help you get started with your certification process: OSD Certification Video

 

For assistance or questions about certification or the process of becoming certified, email OSDhelp@dms.myflorida.com or call 850-487-0915.

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