Diversity and Inclusion
Supplier Diversity

1393 East Broad St. 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43205 
Phone: (614) 645-4764 
Fax: (614) 645-6669 
Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Email:ODI@columbus.gov  

Minority, Female, and Veteran Business Enterprise Certification

ODI offers  free  gender and race-based certification. Becoming a certified M/FBE makes it easier to identify those ready, willing, and able to perform on city contracts.

In order to maintain an updated list/directory of available and capable minority and female businesses, ODI,  certifies minority and female business enterprises interested in doing business with the City of Columbus. By obtaining certification through ODI, minority and female business enterprises are able to obtain certifications with other entities besides the City of Columbus, as well as participate in the business networking and educational programs.

Contact the M/FBE coordinator, Tia Roseboro, at (614) 645-2203 for additional instructions and any further questions or details.

  • Certified Directories
  • Applications
  • Policy

Unified Minority Business Directory - 4th Quarter 2016

(Businesses located INSIDE of the Columbus Metropolitan Service Area (MSA)

Minority Registered Business Directory - 4th Quarter 2016

(Businesses located OUTSIDE of the Columbus Metropolitan Service Area (MSA)

 

 

**Columbus Metropolitan Service Area (MSA) - counties include Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union**

Minority, Female, Hispanic and Asian Owned Businesses

LOCATED INSIDE OF THE COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREA (MSA) -

Please complete following Unified Certification Application which details all the necessary documentation to become certified.   

Unified Certification Application

Veteran Owned Businesses

LOCATED INSIDE OF THE COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREA (MSA) -

Please complete the following Veteran Certification Application which details all the necessary documentation to become certified.   

Veteran Certification Application

All Businesses

LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREA (MSA) -

Please Complete the following Registration Application which details all the necessary documentation to become certified.  

Registration Application

**COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREA (MSA) - COUNTIES INCLUDE FRANKLIN, DELAWARE, FAIRFIELD, FAYETTE, LICKING, MADISON, PICKAWAY AND UNION**
Also, the City of Columbus now accepts certifications from the Women's Business Enterprise Council South East, The South Central Ohio Minority Business Council and the State of Ohio MBE Program. Contact the M/FBE coordinator, Tia Roseboro, at (614) 645-2203 for additional instructions and any further questions or details.

         MINORITY, FEMALE, AND VETERAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION

 

ODI offers   free   gender and race-based certification. Becoming a certified M/FBE makes it easier to identify those ready, willing, and able to perform on city contracts.

 

It is the policy of the City of Columbus to provide business concerns owned by minority and female persons the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contracts awarded by the City.  Moreover, ODI is responsible for tracking City Department utilization of minority and female business enterprises (M/FBEs).

 

In order to maintain an updated list/directory of available and capable minority and female businesses, ODI,  certifies minority and female business enterprises interested in doing business with the City of Columbus. By obtaining certification through ODI, minority and female business enterprises are able to obtain certifications with other entities besides the City of Columbus, as well as participate in the business networking and educational programs.

 

Certification makes it easier to identify the available pool of businesses who meet the City's criteria.  For example, ODI is able to generate utilization reports to track the City's progress towards turning its equal access policy into reality from its database of certified minority and female business enterprises. Another example of how certification helps minority and female business enterprises is that ODI is able to generate a directory of minority and female business enterprises who are interested in participating in City contracts.

 

The utilization reports are provided to Columbus City Council, the Mayor, and all Department and Division heads. Directories are provided to City of Columbus procurement personnel, prime contractors, and other interested parties in order to identify available and capable minority and female business enterprises for solicitation at both the prime and subcontracting levels in the contracting process.

 

Contact the M/FBE coordinator, Tia Roseboro, at (614) 645-2203 for additional instructions and any further questions or details.