The Supplier Diversity Program provides technical assistance to Local Emerging Small Businesses, and Minority-owned, Women-owned and Disabled Veteran-owned business enterprises (MWDVBEs) to give those organizations greater access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the city. This is accomplished by:

  • Meeting one-on-one with Local Emerging Small Businesses (ESB) and MWDVBEs to help identify bidding opportunities
  • Facilitating meetings with Local Emerging Small Businesses (ESB) and MWDVBEs and other city staff
  • Advising ESBs and MWDVBEs of the availability of other community resources

An ESB is defined as an organization that is certified by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and currently active.  Active status can be found on the website.

An MWDVBE is defined as an organization that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more minorities/women/disabled veterans who also control (exercise power to make policy decisions) and operate (actively involved in day-to-day management) the business.

The city of Las Vegas’ Supplier Diversity Program allows for self-certification during the registration process and does not require formal certification.

MWDVBEs wishing to register and to get started with doing business with the city of Las Vegas, can find additional information at

Business enterprises wishing to get formal certification as an MWDVBE can visit the following Web sites:

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce  
Nevada Department of Transportation
National Minority Supplier Development Council  

To Certify as a Local Emerging Small Business visit (Governor’s Office of Economic Development)

To arrange an appointment with the city of Las Vegas Supplier Diversity Program Administrator, please call (702) 229-6231.

Diverse Business Directory

To help increase opportunities for MWDVBE suppliers and Local Emerging Small Businesses wishing to do business with the city, the city has created an online Diverse Business Directory.  This listing is updated periodically.

Diversity Business Directory

To be included on this list, companies must complete the supplier registration process which includes selecting your business classification and selecting the products and services you provide.  To get started, visit

Contact Information

Purchasing and Contracts Division
Department of Finance
City Hall
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6231

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

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