Small, Small Diverse & Veteran Business Resources
Small Business Reserve
POLICIES, CODES & EXECUTIVE ORDERS
APPLYING FOR SMALL, SMALL DIVERSE & VETERAN BUSINESS
MENTOR PROTEGE PROGRAM
Governor's Advisory Council
The Department of General Services (DGS), Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) issued the Marcellus Shale Survey to those registered unconventional gas producers listed with the Department of Environmental Protection. The survey was issued on January 26, 2021. The reporting period for the purposes of the survey is
April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020. All responses reflect Producer efforts and subcontracting opportunities during this timeframe. Act 13 requires Producers to respond to the survey within 90 days; therefore,
responses were due on or before April 26, 2021.
Questions or requests for clarification regarding the survey should be forwarded to GS-BDISBO@pa.gov.
- Marcellus Shale Survey FY 2019-20: Online | PDF
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Self-Certification & Verification; Doing Business With The Commonwealth
Learn about the process to self-certify as a Small Business and verify as a Small Diverse Business and uncover the basics for doing business with Pennsylvania in this informative webinar.
To learn more on how your business can “Save Money with Surplus”
Small Business Assistance Network
The Small Business Assistance Network (SBAN) is the first stop for entrepreneurs interested in learning about the vast toolbox of business services and resources available within Pennsylvania.
COSTARS is Pennsylvania's cooperative purchasing program. The COSTARS program provides registered local public procurement units, as well as state affiliated entities, (together “members”) and suppliers a tool to find and do business with each other effectively through the use of a contract established by DGS.
Learn how to participate as a COSTARS supplier.
The PA Diverse Business Financing Initiative consists of capitalizing revolving loan funds managed by local economic development service providers, including Certified Economic Development organizations and Community Development Financing Institutions. The initiative supports lending to diverse businesses, including MBEs, WBEs, VBEs, SDVBEs, DOBEs, LGBTBEs, and more.