For Vendors

Recognized Certifications

Any business registered with the Florida Secretary of State is eligible to do business with the University of South Florida.  However, qualifying small-, minority-, women-, and service disabled veteran-owned business enterprises providing goods or services to USF should be certified by one of the following certifying entities:

Certification Qualifications

Below are general qualifications for certification as a CBE (Certified Business Enterprise), however you will need to contact each organization individually to get specific requirements.

  • 51% or more of firm owned by qualifying minority* or woman
  • Possess expertise in the field
  • Control the business enterprise
  • United States Citizen
  • Have a net worth of less than $5 million
  • Have 200 or fewer full-time employees
  • Have a professional license, if required by industry

*Minority groups include African American, American Indians, Hispanics and Asian Americans or as defined by 13 CFR 124.103.