About the department
The Department of Supplier Diversity sits in the Economic Opportunity and Inclusion (EOI) Cabinet. It represents an integral part of the Mayor's mission to create a more economically equitable city. We offer opportunities for all communities to build wealth.
Learn more about the cabinet's vision and priorities for 2022.
Zoom Certification Hours
Join our weekly MWBE Zoom Certification Hours, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:
Supplier Diversity Program
What we do
Our mission is to create opportunities for businesses of all kinds in Boston. You can certify your business as:
- a minority business enterprise (MBE)
- a woman business enterprise (WBE)
- a small business enterprise (SBE), and/or
- a small local business enterprise (SLBE).
Get started on your online application today!
Events and Technical Assistance
Our Pathways to City Contracting opportunity fairs help MWBEs learn about upcoming contracting opportunities with the City of Boston, network and engage with various City Departments, and connect with our resource partners.
Check out our upcoming events calendar to find the next Opportunity Fair.
Contracting Opportunity Fund
Every year the City of Boston distributes over at $750,000 in grant funding through the Contracting Opportunity Fund. The fund helps certified Boston-based businesses build capacity to bid on City contracts. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually in the spring.
Sheltered Market Program
We designate as available exclusively for minority- and women-owned businesses through the City's Sheltered Market Program.