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In addition to its service to minority, women and veteran business enterprises, SDO has the responsibility to certify businesses that meet certain criteria.

SDO certification is a marketing tool used to enhance a firm's ability to do business in public markets. Although certification does not guarantee that a business will be successful every time it bids, it may add a competitive edge to a bid. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends more than $4 billion each year doing business with firms. Becoming SDO certified can help firms seeking contracts with the government.

In addition, SDO also assists government agencies in meeting their affirmative purchasing and contracting goals. It does this by providing business development assistance to certified companies through information on procurement opportunities and business resources.

Finally, SDO publishes a directory of certified business enterprises and non-profit organizations. The directory is searchable online, and may also be downloaded.


SDO has opened
the door... thus impacting
our business in the
most effective way,
i.e. improving our
bottom line

Edgar R. Cintron, President
Alegre Construction Specialists, Inc
Holyoke, MA
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