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Supplier Diversity

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Minority Procurement Program Strategy

This plan develops a strategy to increase the number and scale of minority-owned businesses contracting with the City of Charlottesville. The City of Charlottesville will provide opportunities for responsible businesses, and to making every reasonable effort to increase opportunities for minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE) and other certified businesses. The City plans to create an equitable approach to procurement and good faith efforts, and increase outreach, vendor engagement and training. Finally, the City will maintain centralized records with statistical data on utilization of  MBE and WBE businesses, and use the information to measure success. Click HERE to view the full strategy.

Minority Business Directory

The Minority Business Directory (MBD) lists the Minority and Women Owned Businesses certified through the Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD). Phase 1 lists only the businesses certified as Minority or Women Owned Businesses in the City of Charlottesville jurisdiction that sell goods or services that the City purchases. Future phases will incorporate Small Businesses in the City of Charlottesville as well as Small, Women and Minority Owned Businesses in the Planning District 10. The directory is organized by high-level NIGP category and may not represent each code a vendor registered.

Click on the following link: Minority Business Directory

Becoming a SWaM Business

THIS is a list of all businesses in Planning District 10 that are SWaM certified – their designations are noted.

If you are not on the list and would like to become SWaM certified and a vendor for the City, please use the links below

SWaM certification:

City vendor registration:

Please contact our office if you need assistance.

Phone: (434) 970-3117