State Certification

Vendors and suppliers wanting to do business with OHSU must be certified with the Certification Office of Business Inclusion and Diversity to be considered a minority, women and emerging small business.

State Certifications

The State of Oregon office of minority, women, and emerging small business offers four types of certifications to qualified Oregon businesses:

Emerging small business

Minority business enterprise

Women business enterprise

Disadvantaged business enterprise

Certification program Certification is for If the business is
Emerging small business - Tier 1 Contracting opportunities with city, county, state and special jurisdictions • 19 or fewer employees • 3-year gross annual receipts construction firms ≤$1,699,953 non-construction firms ≤$679,981
Emerging small business - Tier 2 Contracting opportunities with city, county, state and special jurisdictions • 29 or fewer employees • 3-year gross annual receipts construction firms ≤$3,399,907 non-construction firms ≤$1,133,302
Minority business enterprise Contracting opportunities with city, county, state and special jurisdictions • owned and controlled by a member of a recognized minority group** • minority has 51% + ownership
Women business enterprise Contracting opportunities with city, county, state and special jurisdictions • owned and controlled by woman • woman has 51% + ownership
Disavantaged business enterprise Contracting opportunities with recipients of federally-funded transportation-related projects • owned and controlled by woman OR member of recognized minority group**