A diverse firm must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by one or more individuals within the same diverse category, as follows:
Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
Individuals within the following racial or ethnic groups: Black, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific, Asian-Indian or Native American.
Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
Women, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
Individuals who have served in active duty in the United States military.
Service-disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (SDVBE)
Individuals who have served in active duty in the United States military and were disabled because of that service.
People with Disabilities (PWD)
Individuals who have a disability regardless of how that disability occurred.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
Individuals that are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.