About us

Who We Are:

The University of Washington Business Diversity Program (BDP) is dedicated to ensure the equality of UW business opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned businesses. The Program helps strengthen the economic development and viability of small, minority and women-owned businesses and helps the University receive quality goods and services at competitive prices from its vendors.

What We Do:

  • Seek to assure equality of opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned businesses

  • Conduct business opportunity fairs and provide information on how to do business with the University

  • Provide training opportunities and educational workshops for businesses

  • Support UW departments and schools/colleges in sourcing qualified businesses

  • Encourage the University's larger suppliers and contractors to develop and expand their commitments to business diversity with their suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Recommend qualified businesses become certified as minority or women-owned business enterprises with the State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.