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Become Small Business Certified

February 21, 2020

The Small Business Association of Michigan can certify your small business! Here’s how it works. 

Q: What is Small Business Certification?

A: Small Business Certification is a new designation for Michigan small businesses with fewer than 500 employees and $25,000,000 or less in annual revenue.

Q: Why become certified?

A: To increase your procurement opportunities.

Becoming a supplier for the State of Michigan is now easier than ever. Qualified businesses can register with the State and be entered into a supplier database that will be utilized for projects of $500,000 or less. Becoming a certified small business gives you access to a variety of procurement opportunities without an RFP process!

Q: How do I become certified?

A: The Small Business Association of Michigan can process your certification request in just a few easy steps. Apply for the certification, submit requested documentation, and receive your certification materials!

Q.  What is the cost to become certified?

A. There is a $100 application processing charge for all applicants. Upon application approval, SBAM members at the Basic, Premium or VIP level will receive their certification materials for free. SBAM starter member or non-members will incur an additional $219 charge to receive their materials. 

Q: What do I do after becoming certified?

A: Submit your Michigan Supplier Community Affidavit with the State of Michigan and join the MiSC database to be considered for future procurement opportunities. MiSC allows State of Michigan agencies to get three quotes and purchase directly from vendors for select purchases up to $500,000.

Questions? Please click here or contact Sherry Bryan, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Certification, at (517) 267-2210 or sherry.bryan@sbam.org

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