Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The US Business Leaders Network® Disability Supplier Diversity Program

The US Business Leaders Network® Disability Supplier Diversity ProgramSM (DSDP) offers businesses that are owned by an individual(s) with a disability, including service disabled veterans, an exciting opportunity to increase their access to potential contracting opportunities with major corporations, government agencies, and one another. Through the USBLN® DSDP, your business can obtain Disability-Owned Business Enterprise Certification and get connected to a nationwide network of corporate and government procurement professionals, disability advocates, and other certified disability-owned businesses.

Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises are incorporated into the USBLN® Certified Supplier Database, where procurement representatives from major corporations actively seek potential candidate vendors for bidding opportunities. Additionally, certified disability-owned businesses are eligible to participate in DSDP matchmaking and educational seminars for certified businesses. To learn more about the benefits of certification, please download the USBLN® DSDP Business Opportunities Toolkit Overview.

If you have additional questions about the certification process, download the Frequently Asked Questions. If you’d like to begin the application process, download the DSDP Certification Application, Certification Status Qualifiers, Disability Status Qualifier Supplemental Form, and Physician’s Certification of Disability Form.

If you are a corporate or government representative and are interested in adding Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises to your supply chain, please contact the DSDP Team.

The USBLN® is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers. The USBLN® helps build workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are respected for their talents, while supporting the development and expansion of its BLN affiliates. The USBLN® recognizes and supports best practices in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities; the preparedness for work of youth and students with disabilities; marketing to consumers with disabilities; and contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses.

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