Small Business and Diversity Program

The Small Business and Diversity Program encourages the participation of small, disadvantaged businesses in the University’s procurement practices. The program provides small and disadvantaged businesses with a fair opportunity to compete with large and national businesses to be service and product suppliers to the University. It also meets a requirement for ASU as a Research I University to receive certain grant funds.

The Program includes annual University goals for purchasing from small businesses. The University community is encouraged to seek assistance from buyers in Procurement to purchase from small, minority, and women-owned businesses.

Diversity Supplier Development Program:  It is important that Arizona State University demonstrates the effective capability to include small business in its procurement activities. The Arizona Board of Regents approved an update in the definition of small business in the procurement of supplies, equipment and services under $50,000. This change specifies that procurements up to $50,000.00 must be awarded to small businesses unless that is impracticable.

Local Agency Listings For Small Business/MWBE Companies:  Listing of diversity suppliers are below and links access companies registered and/or certified by various entities. Several of these companies use the new NAICS Industry classification codes. This list is regularly updated as new suppliers are added to the marketplace.
Arizona Department of Transportation
City of Tucson Small Business Enterprise Program (click on the 'vendors' link at the top, SBE and DBE are on the left)
City of Phoenix Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Directory
City of Phoenix Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Concern (SBC) Directory
Sun Corridor Inc.

More Resources:
Minority, Small and Women Certified Business Listing


General Information

General Information

Small Business & Diversity Program Manager: 480-965-6778

Supplier enablement initiative contact: Patty Taylor, Purchasing Technology Team 480-965-1816