The mission of the Supplier Diversity Program is to provide the necessary support to the Small, Minority-owned and Women-owned (SWaM) business community desiring to do business in and with Fairfax County.
Fairfax County does not certify businesses; however, Fairfax County does recognize business classifications of SWaM business enterprises that are certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD). Find a link below to SBSD's website as well as Fairfax County's form used to track business classification. The form is included in all Fairfax County solicitations and is provided here as an example only.
DPMM sponsors a bi-monthly workshop for vendors called "Selling to Fairfax County." The workshop is designed for prospective vendors who are interested in learning about the Fairfax County procurement process. The workshop is roughly an hour and a half, with plenty of time for questions and networking at the end. Topics include how the County's business opportunities are advertised (eVA), the mechanics of the County's procurement process from informal to formal solicitations (IFBs/RFPs)...