Certification/Recertification Application

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Options for Engagement

The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council has many options for your business to be engaged, even if you are outside of our region or do not qualify for MBE certification. Click below to take our brief survey to find out which services are right for you and how to apply.

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

The Eastern MSDC strives to expand and foster relationships for Certified Minority Owned Businesses (MBEs) and Corporate Members. We offer many opportunities and services such as MBE Training, Educational Workshops, Quarterly Forums, Networking Meetings, Subscription Services, and much more.

As of January 1, 2014, MBEs no longer need to obtain reciprocal certification to do business with a national member in another state or NMSDC region. Previously, for reciprocal services to be initiated between the home certifying Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (RMSDC) and the affiliate approached for reciprocal service, a reciprocal service form was completed using the Affiliate Portal (AP). Now, the RMSDC will provide subscription services to certified MBEs in good standing with their home certifying affiliate to those who wish to receive services from another council over and above those provided with a basic certification. The certified MBE will have to complete the application using the above button and provide proof of certification from their home certifying RMSDC.

With a subscription service, NMSDC certified MBEs outside of EMSDC’s region (Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware), can enjoy the same benefits as EMSDC MBEs including, but not limited to:

  • Access to top corporate purchasing agents
  • Premium business connection outings, networking events, and one-on-one matchmaking sessions
  • Vital introductions to national corporate members
  • Specialized procurement conferences and trade fairs
  • Educational or development programs
  • Certificate, welcome letter, and contact information for over 90 corporate members
  • Access to the Opportunity Portal where you receive notifications of current bids
  • Biweekly newsletter with live opportunities
  • Eligible to compete for local EMSDC awards
  • Invitations to join Industry Groups and committees
  • Monthly electronic calendar of events
  • Use of EMSDC conference room (up to 8 people and based on availability)
  • Review of capability statement
  • Feature spotlight on the website

Each Affiliate Regional Council will have a set of subscription services to offer certified MBEs that choose to do business in another service area. The services will be accessed using the affiliate council website, as either a bundle of services or on a pay-as-you go basis. Some services will be specific to a dominant industry or will be unique to the region or market in the service area. Other services will be based on the ability to provide specialized services, such as office rental or technology support.

The 23 NMSDC Affiliate Regional Councils will provide the following Standard Services for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) without additional charge:

Certification process

Post-certification briefing

Inclusion in and access to the NMSDC supplier database

Discounted fees for registration at NMSDC national events

Eligibility for participation in NMSDC development programs

Advocacy

In order to qualify for subscription services, your company must meet the following requirements:

Must be an actively certified MBE within the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network.

Must be in good financial standing with your home RMSDC at the time of the subscription service request.

A subscription service runs concurrently with your home affiliate council certification. The subscription expiration date will be the same as your home council certification expiration date. For example, if Company X is certified in Georgia with GMSDC from January 30, 2020, until January 30, 2021, then the subscription expiration date in Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware with EMSDC should also expire on the same date as the GMSDC certificate — January 30, 2021.

All MBEs are welcome to subscribe to the service at any time. However, any NMSDC-certified MBE requesting subscription services within 60 days of their certification expiring at their home certifying RMSDC will be asked to withhold their request until re-certification with their home certifying RMSDC is completed.

  • Class 1 (sales up to $1M) $200
  • Class 2 (sales $1M – $10M) $400
  • Class 3 (sales $10M – $50M) $700
  • Class 4 (sales above $50M) $800

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We look forward to working with you at the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Meg Markley can be reached at mmarkley@emsdc.org or 412-391-4423.

Listed MBEs

A Listed Minority Business Enterprise (Listed MBE) goes through a limited review process where inquiries and analytical procedures determine if ethnic minorities have a substantial ownership interest in a business.​ Having your business included as a Listed MBE with the EMSDC provides ethnic minority businesses in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware with valuable access to:​

  • Premium networking events and D2D (Diverse to Diverse) business opportunities
  • Placement in our Listed Minority Business Enterprise database
  • Access to communications highlighting events and bidding opportunities by our public and private business partners
  • Must be a for-profit enterprise
  • At least 50% ethnic minority-owned
  • Must be owned by the individual(s) belonging to the following groups: Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Native American
  • Must be located in EMSDC’s territory (Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware)

Annual Listed MBE Application $50/year

Monthly Listed MBE Application $10/month

If you have any questions, please contact Darius Hurst-Rodney,
dhurst-rodney@emsdc.org or 215-569-1005

Registered MBEs

A Registered Minority Business Enterprise (Registered MBE) goes through a limited review process where inquiries and analytical procedures determine if ethnic minorities have a substantial ownership interest in a business.​ Having your business verified by a third-party as a Registered MBE with the EMSDC provides ethnic minority-owned companies in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware with valuable access to: ​

  • Professional development and training
  • Regional advocacy for ethnic minority businesses
  • Premium networking events and access to D2D (Diverse to Diverse) business opportunities
  • Placement in our Registered Minority Business Enterprise database
  • Access to communications highlighting events and bidding opportunities by our public and private business partners
  • Must be a for-profit enterprise
  • Must be at least 51% ethnic minority-owned
  • Must be owned by the individual(s) belonging to the following groups: Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, and Native American
  • Must be located in EMSDC’s territory (Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware)

Annual Registered MBE Application $150/year

Monthly Registered MBE Application $15/month

If you have any questions, please contact Darius Hurst-Rodney,
dhurst-rodney@emsdc.org or 215-569-1005

Non-Network Subscription Services

With a subscription service, certified businesses outside of the NMSDC Network have access to limited services and benefits. WBE, LGBTQ, and Veteran owned certified businesses are eligible.

With a subscription service, disadvantaged businesses that are not eligible for NMSDC certification can enjoy some of the benefits of certified MBEs including:

  • Premium business connection outings, networking events, and one-on-one matchmaking sessions
  • Specialized procurement conferences and trade fairs
  • Educational or development programs
  • Access to the Opportunity Portal where you receive notifications of current bids
  • Biweekly newsletter with live opportunities
  • Monthly electronic calendar of events
  • Use of EMSDC conference room (up to 8 people and based on availability)
  • Review of capability statement

Non-MBE DBEs including WBEs, LGBTQ, and veteran owned businesses with a valid certificate for a certifying entity are eligible.

All DBEs are welcome to subscribe to the service at any time. Your subscription service will be valid for one year.

  • Class 1 (sales up to $1M) $500
  • Class 2 (sales $1M – $10M) $750
  • Class 3 (sales $10M – $50M) $1,000
  • Class 4 (sales above $50M) $1,250

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We look forward to working with you at the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Meg Markley can be reached at mmarkley@emsdc.org or 412-391-4423.