Supplier Diversity Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the State of Connecticut's certification a company must meet the legal definition of a small business or that of a minority owned firm.
A small business enterprise (SBE) is defined as a company that has:
A minority owned business (MBE) is defined as:
A small business (must meet the above-stated SBE criteria) with at least 51% ownership by one or more minority person(s) who exercises operational authority over daily affairs of the business, has the power to direct management and policies, and receives the beneficial interests of the business.
A minority is a person(s) who is American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, has origins in the Iberian Peninsula, a woman, or an individual with a disability.