Supplier Diversity Program

MSD’s Supplier Diversity Program

Celebrating over 30 years of Supplier Diversity, MSD’s Supplier Diversity Program, an MSD Board approved policy, has remained a top business practice and strategy. MSD encourages minority and woman-owned businesses to compete for MSD work in all our core business areas comprised of construction, engineering and other professional services, and the purchases of commodity goods and related services.

As a top diversity leader, MSD steadfastly spends over 20% of all MSD procurement activities with certified Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses respectively. At MSD, we strongly believe that the vitality of diversity works for our customers, our operations and our community.

Supplier Diversity Annual Goals

  • 15% MBE & 6% WBE - construction, engineering, and other professional services
  • 5% MBE & 3% WBE - goods and services

Become MBE/WBE Certified  – by an MSD strategic partner organization  

MSD will accept national and federal certifications from the following organizations and their regional affiliate offices for the purpose of supplier diversity inclusion of MBE/WBEs on our bids, RFQs, RFPS, etc. All M/WBEs who participate in MSD subcontracts and other procurements must be certified and MSD recognized and approved before submitting a bid, quote and/or proposal and commencing work on an MSD subcontract.

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Program (U.S. SBA 8(a)) - only

Find Certified MBE/WBE Businesses

There are two options for using the Supplier Diversity Search Engine – (1) Product Search or (2) Company Name.

First, to select a product or group of products enter Product Search Criteria: Enter a word or letters you expect the product(s) to contain and click the Go button. A list of all products which match the search criteria and have at least one certified provider will be displayed. The number of certified providers is shown in parentheses.

Display all Products: Click the Display All Products button. All products that have at least one certified provider will be displayed. The number of certified providers is shown in parentheses. (NOTE: Displaying this list may take 5-10 seconds - a message that the list is being generated will be displayed).

Click the desired product or select multiple products by holding the CTRL key while clicking the mouse on the product names (or click and drag over a contiguous area).

Select a Category Select a category, or multiple categories (CTRL/click or click and drag) or the option for All Categories.

Select a Certification Type. Select a certification type or the option for All Types.

Click the Submit button. When the Submit button is pressed, a list of all companies which match the specified criteria will be displayed. This list may be printed by selecting the browser Print option.


Second, enter Company Name to find a specific MBE/WBE firm, enter any part of their name and click the Go button.

To navigate the Supplier Diversity Search Engine, click on the link below.

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Contact Us

For more information and/or to ask questions about Supplier Diversity




The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)
Supplier Diversity Office
700 West Liberty Street
Louisville, KY  40203