Supplier Diversity Resources

These resources can help you locate small businesses and minority- and women-owned companies in order to achieve the spend goals specified in the small business subcontracting plan.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – An independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small businesses. The dynamic small business search tool is a great place to start.

System for Award Management (SAM) – The official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/FedReg, Online Representations and Certification Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). This database has eliminated the need for businesses to register themselves on multiple sites.

Federal Acquisition Regulation -- Primary regulations for use by all federal executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds.

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce -- Women-owned small business supplier directory.

If you want to know whether a university supplier qualifies for diversity purchasing status (such as a Small Business Enterprise or Women-Owned Business Enterprise), you can check the diversity indicators on the Find Products and Services page.

Questions? Contact the Procurement Services research liaison at