Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Small businesses are essential to the growth and success of our economy. These businesses provide thousands of jobs throughout the state.

We're committed to serving Georgia's small business community as directed by Governor Brian P. Kemp through Executive Order, our agency is increasing outreach to Georgia-based small businesses across our state, with a focus on minority-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses, and providing access to state purchasing opportunities, education and business support services.

To make the state's contracting process easier to access, we are working to address challenges identified by stakeholders in three primary categories:

  • Satisfying state requirements
  • Bid opportunity identification
  • Readiness to bid

Take a look at our Small Business and Supplier Diversity Initiative Report below for more on how we are engaging and serving small businesses across our state. DOAS has identified key activities and associated timelines to execute these recommendations as described in the Implementation Plan.

Learn more about state procurement opportunities In partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Multicultural Business Division, and other key stakeholders, we are increasing supplier education, training and engagement. Join our mailing list to stay informed of outreach events, training sessions and more! Connect with partners and resources To learn more about getting started as a supplier, our minority business enterprise certification program and more, access the links below.

Since its inception, the (SBSD) Program has empowered hundreds of suppliers to get registered to do business with the state and has expanded the training and certification opportunities offered. In alignment with the ever-growing program and the implementation of the new Georgia Business Certification Program, we have developed new logos, and are working on elevating our program branding, we are excited about the next phase and all the amazing things we have planned. Check out our new logos below!

Georgia Business Certification Program Logos