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Veteran-Owned Small Business Opportunities
Governor Mike Pence signed SEA 564 on April 25, 2013, expanding veteran-owned small business opportunities in Indiana. The law is effective July 1, 2013. Learn More.
SEA 564 codifies Governor Pence’s Executive Order 13-04, setting a goal for the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) to procure at least 3 percent of state contracts with veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). It also requires IDOA to adopt rules, develop policies and set forth guidelines regarding contracting opportunities for VOSBs. IDOA must report annually the percentage of state contracts with Hoosier VOSBs. Finally, SEA 564 allows the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to assist in various aspects of the VOSB initiative, including maintaining a list of Indiana VOSBs, assisting VOSBs with bidding procedures and compliance, and simplifying specifications and contract terms to increase opportunities for VOSB participation.
The Indiana State Ethics Commission has released a new ethics training for 'individuals who have business relationships with the state', which includes Contractors and Executive Branch Lobbyists.
While this training is not required at this time it is recommended that you complete the program and retain a copy of the completion certificate.
A Message from your Deputy Commissioner
As Indiana’s Supplier Diversity leader, it is my charge to assist MBE and WBE firms in gaining access to subcontracting opportunities with state government. My greater challenge is to assist in growing Indiana’s economy by helping MBE and WBE firms become more profitable. The Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Division is working harder than ever before to foster participation by minorities and women in Indiana state government contracts. We are measuring participation more accurately to insure that the goals of the Governor’s Commission on Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises are met and we are implementing corrective action plans when needed. Our supplier diversity team has a plethora of resources to assist you in leveraging your organization’s success. Many of these resources can be found on our website. I encourage you to use these tools to grow your business.
The State of Indiana is committed to helping every Hoosier business succeed and our team looks forward to being part of your success story.
Felecia J. Roseburgh, Deputy Commissioner
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises
Indiana Department of Administration