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Division of Financial and Business Services

Diverse Supplier Classifications

Classifications that Contribute to USC and Federal and/or State Supplier Diversity Goals

 

All of the supplier classifications below, with the exception of small "S", contribute to USC’s Supplier Diversity Goal of spending 15% of the University's purchasing dollar volume with Diverse Suppliers. The USC Local Vendor Program promotes the use of small local businesses within 26 targeted zip codes, contributing to USC’s Supplier Diversity Goal. Use of suppliers denoted below with a "Yes" contributes to diverse supplier goals set forth in Federal and/or State contracts.

 

Supplier
Classification Code

 

Classification
Description

 

Certification
Requirements

Qualifies for USC
Federal or State
Contract Goals

Yes/No

MOLB

Minority Owned Large Business

 

Self-Certified

 

 

No

MOSB

Minority Owned Small Business

Self-Certified

Yes

PHY

Physically Challenged Business

Self-Certified

No

WOLB

Woman Owned Large Business

Self-Certified

No

WOSB

Women Owned Small Business

Self-Certified

Yes

HBCU/MI

Historically Black College/University & Minority Institution

Self-Certified

 

Yes

S

Small Business *

Self-Certified

Yes

ANC

Alaska Native Corporation

Self-Certified

Yes

SDB

Small Disadvantaged Business

Self-Certified

 

Yes

8(A)

Certified Business Development Program

Certified through the Small Business Administration

Yes

HUBZone

Historically Underutilized Business

Certified through the Small Business Administration

Yes

CDVBE

California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Certified through the State of California

 

Yes

VOSB

Veteran Owned Small Business

Self-Certified

Yes

SDVOSB

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Self-Certified

Yes

Note: Any Person who misrepresents a firm's status as a small or Diverse Supplier in order to obtain a university contract shall: (1) be punished by imposition of fine, imprisonment, or both; (2) be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and (3) be ineligible for participation in future contracts (Ref. FAR 52.219-1 (c), 15 U.S.C. 645 (d).