Supplier Diversity Programs

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Supplier Diversity Programs

The City of Charlottesville is committed to providing opportunities for all responsible businesses.  In doing so, it is the policy of the City to make every reasonable effort to increase opportunities for participation of Small, Women and Minority-Owned (SWaM) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) businesses in all aspects of the City’s procurement. 


The City's Supplier Diversity Programs includes: 

The Minority Business Program: a partnership between the City's Office of Economic Development and the Department of Procurement and Risk Management. Please visit the City's Minority Business Program page for information on the procurement directory of small, minority and women owned businesses, events, special programs and initiatives by clicking HERE.To find out more about the community directory of small, minority and women owned businesses please click HERE

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program: the federal supplier diversity program. 

The City’s DBE Officer is the Manager of the City’s Procurement operations, Jennifer J. Stieffenhofer.  The City’s Department of Economic Development employs a Chief of Workforce Development Strategist, Hollie Lee, Economic Development Department, to help both emerging and existing businesses successfully compete in both the public and private sector.

Current procurement opportunities can be found on the Procurement web page under Bids and Proposal.  The office is located in the City Warehouse at 325 4thStreet, NW, in the “City Yard”.  You can contact the Procurement office at:  PH:  434-970-3860 FAX:  434-970-3069 EMAIL: