Many public buyers take into account equity goals when making purchasing decisions; it can also be a requirement to work with certain types of businesses when using federal funds. Starting for public entities in Oregon, Texas, California, Virginia, and Arizona, Pavilion has made it easier than ever to see state and federal business credentials for suppliers alongside shareable contract information, all in one place. With this information, public buyers can maximize the time and cost-saving benefits of using shareable contracts while also advancing their entities’ equity in contracting goals. 

No need to cross-reference the credentialing agency’s websites anymore: public servants from Oregon, California, Texas, Virginia, and Arizona who log into Pavilion will now find the supplier certifications they need to reference alongside all other supplier information, with links back to the credentialing entity to help them quickly verify the supplier’s certification and find more information if needed. 

Public buyers can even filter search results to prioritize certified suppliers on contracts their entity can use.

Certification information for credentialed suppliers on Pavilion comes straight from certifying organizations: Oregon state certifications shown on Pavilion are granted by the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). California state certifications shown on Pavilion are issued by the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS). ​​Texas state certifications shown on Pavilion are certified by The Statewide Procurement Division Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program. Virginia state certifications shown on Pavilion are certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD). Federal certifications shown on Pavilion are issued by participating transit agencies (as part of the DOT program) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Oregon State Programs 

issued by the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) (COBID)

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE)

Emerging Small Business (ESB)

California State Programs

issued by The Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS)

Disabled Veteran Business (DVBE)

Non-Profit Veteran Service Agency (NVSA)

Small business (SB, SBPW, SB(Micro))

Persons with Disabilities Business (PDBE)

Texas State Programs

issued by the Statewide Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program

Women-owned

Hispanic-owned

Service disabled veteran-owned

Black-owned

Asian-owned

Native American-owned

Small Business

Virginia State Programs

issued by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD)

Micro Business

Small Business

Women-owned Business

Minority-owned Business

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

Employment Services Organization

Federal programs (Small Business Administration, SBA)

Certified Small Disadvantaged business

Certified 8(a) Firm

Certified HUBZone Firm

Federal programs (Department of Transportation, DOT)

Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Over the coming months, public buyers from other parts of the country will also be able to more easily access information about supplier certifications from the sources that matter most for their entities, alongside all relevant shareable contract information, with Pavilion. 

Is there a business certification that matters to your entity that you’d like to see on Pavilion? Please let us know