Supplier Diversity Classifications Guide

Duke Procurement uses the criteria below when classifying businesses for the Supplier Diversity Program. Please direct questions to Duke’s Supplier Diversity Coordinator.

Ownership Criteria

Note: Ownership refers to legal ownership of the organization. Operation refers to control and management of day-to-day business operations.

Minority-Owned
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by one or more members of a disadvantaged minority group. These groups include: African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, Native American, or Subcontinent Asian American.

Woman-Owned
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by women.

Veteran-Owned
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by one or more veterans. A veteran is a person who has worked in active military service.

Additional Business Classifications for Small Business Subcontracting Program

Small Business
Size determined by NAICS Code.  Please refer to the SBA's website at www.sba.gov/size.

Small Disadvantaged Business
Must meet small business criteria based on NAICS code and be at least 51% owned and operated by members of a socially and economically disadvantaged group.

HUBZone Small Certified

A business operating in a designated historically underutilized business zone, and certified by the SBA.

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by one or more service-disabled veterans and must meet small business criteria based on NAICS code.

Woman-Owned Small
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by women and must meet small business criteria based on NAICS code.

Veteran-Owned Small
At least 51% of the business is owned and operated by one or more veterans. A veteran is a person who has worked in active military service and must meet small business criteria based on NAICS code.