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Home State Verification Program

The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities has established a process to verify diverse or disadvantaged businesses as home-state verified. The Home State Verification (HSV) is primarily for those diverse or disadvantaged businesses that wish to participate as Minority, Woman, and/or Veteran Business Enterprises in other states’ programs but are unable to obtain verification as Small Diverse Businesses with the Commonwealth due to their size.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

HSV will assist those minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses that are too large and do not meet the requirements to apply for Small Diverse Business verification. Although not accepted within the Commonwealth’s contracting processes, HSV allows the Commonwealth to formally recognize eligible businesses so that they may pursue Minority, Woman, and/or Veteran Business Enterprise certification through other states’ programs or other national programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Eligible businesses must hold certifications as diverse businesses with one of the Department’s approved third-party certification entities:

Step 1 – Supplier Registration

To register as a vendor visit the PA Supplier Portal and click on Suppler Registration. Not sure if your company is registered? Don't know your registration number? Call toll free: (877) 435-7363 (option 1), or email ra-psc_supplier_requests@pa.gov. Proceed to Step 2 if you already have a PA Vendor Number. NOTICE: Click here for Special Notice on Windows 10 Known Compatibility Issues with PA Supplier Portal.

 

Step 2 – Home State Verification

To access the small business application and begin the certification process:

  1. Go to the PA Supplier Portal and click "Supplier Logon" (call 877-435-7363, option 1, if you do not have you Logon information).
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Click "Bidder" Tab > " Enterprise Applications" > "Home State Verification Program" (contact the Supplier Service Center at (877) 435-7363, option 1, if the Enterprise Applications portal page appears blank).

Once BDISBO has received and verified all information, the applicant business will be included in the online database.

RESOURCES

Contact Us

Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities
Room 601 North Office Building
401 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0500
(717) 783-3119
(717) 787-7052 Fax

General Email
GS-BDISBO@pa.gov
Home-State Verification Questions
RA-GSHSV@pa.gov