Become Certified as a Small, Women, or Minority-Owned (SWaM) Business

VCU is committed to the establishment, preservation and strengthening of small, women, and minority-owned businesses (SWaM). The University’s goal is to be a leader among the Commonwealth’s institutions of higher education in supplier diversity.

Step by Step

  1. Learn About VCU's Commitment to Supplier Diversity

  2. Complete the DSBSD Application Form:

    Go to DSBSD's website. Click on SWaM Certification in the left hand column. Follow the instructions for completion.

  3. Mail the Signed Application and Copies of All Required Documentation to DSBSD:

    Retain the original copies of required documentation.

    Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD)
    101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219

  4. Responding to a VCU solicitation as a SWaM certified firm

    When responding to a solicitation with VCU, include SWaM certification number in designated area of the solicitation.

For More Information

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD)
(804) 786-6585

Edit | Last updated: 06/09/2021