Diversity and Small Business FAQs

The Diversity and Small Business Program encourages the participation of small, disadvantaged businesses in the University’s procurement practices. The program provides small and disadvantaged businesses with a fair opportunity to compete with large and national businesses to be service and product suppliers to the University.

日本一本道a不卡免费The Diversity and Small Business Program informs the University community of the needs and capability of the small, disadvantaged business community. It provides opportunities for education and business skills development to the small, disadvantaged business entrepreneurs in our community.

  • A small business (Arizona definition, ARS 41-1001.8), including its affiliates, is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in its field, employs fewer than 100 full-time employees, or has grossed less than $4 million in its last fiscal year.

  • A small business (Federal definition, PL 95-507) is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in its field, and employs fewer than 100 full-time employees or has grossed less than $10 million in its last fiscal year.

  • A disadvantaged business may be women-owned, minority-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUB zone, or a minority institution (MI). Any of the above owned businesses qualify if it is at least 51% owned and responsible for the day-to-day operational decisions.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费A woman-owned business qualifies if it is at least 51% owned by a woman or several women.

  • A minority business qualifies if it is at least 51% owned by a minority group including Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian-Pacific Americans.

It is a social and business imperative that allows ASU to keep its supplier base aligned with our workforce, student population and community. 

日本一本道a不卡免费The Diversity and Small Business Program contributes to the community by providing the opportunity for adding sales dollars to local businesses, and by assisting to develop a diversified economic base within the community.

The Program includes annual University goals for purchasing from small businesses. The University community is encouraged to seek assistance from buyers in Purchasing to purchase from small, minority, and women-owned businesses. The Small Business & Diversity Program Manager can provide further information about the program and businesses listed with ASU.