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Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity @ W&M

Small, Women-, and Minority-owned (SWaM) Businesses

Did you know that approximately 90% of Virginia based businesses are small businesses and that SWaM businesses are the source of most new jobs in Virginia?  By supporting our SWaM businesses we contribute to stimulating Virginia’s economy as well as encouraging business growth and development in the state in which we work, and in many cases, where we live.

Supporting SWaM businesses helps ensure there are consumer choices and diversity for various purchases.  

Virginia's SWaM program was established in 2006 to enhance business opportunities for SWaM businesses.  In order for a vendor to be recognized as a SWaM vendor by the Commonwealth, the vendor must be certified through the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (DSBSD). Certification information may be found at DSBSD's website. Please contact Marra Austin [[maaustin]] with any questions or concerns regarding SWaM certification.

William & Mary's SWaM Plan

Learn more about William & Mary's Supplier Diversity program by reading the fiscal year 2024 SWaM Plan for William & Mary and the fiscal year 2024 SWaM Plan for VIMS.

SWaM information for Capital Construction

Interested in learning more about Capital Construction at the College? Access William &  Mary's Facilities Management Planning, Design and Construction Division.

SWaM information for W&M eVA users

Interested in finding more certified SWaM vendors? Have a vendor that you believe may qualify as a SWaM business but do not see the vendor in DSBSD’s listing, contact:

Marra Austin, VCO, CUPO

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