We are the state agency dedicated to enhancing the participation of our small, women- and minority-owned businesses in Virginia’s procurement process.
The Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity ( SBSD ) administers three certification programs:
- SWaM: The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business ( SWaM) certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.
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Apply for SWaM
Important Notice: If you are a non-Virginia based business, you might not be eligible for participation in the Virginia Small, Women- and Minority-owned Business Program. Please review the "SBSD Certification Policy of Applications from Non-Virginia Based Businesses" before applying online for SWaM certification or recertification. (Click here)
Apply for DBE
Apply for ESO
- Update Your Email Address or Contact Information Today. It is very important to keep your contact information—especially your email address—up to date because state buyers may be trying to contact you. You don’t want to miss a business opportunity because of an invalid email address or telephone number. Submit your changes to the SBSD Customer Care Specialist electronically at email@example.com or call 804.786.6585.