National Minority Supplier Development Council
The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW MSDC) is a 501 (C) (3) privately funded, nonprofit, business organization, formed in 1973 by major corporations committed to fostering a business environment which promotes access and opportunity for minority-owned businesses. The Council currently comprises 180 private and public sector buying entities and 650 plus diverse certified minority-owned businesses.
D/FW MSDC is one of 39 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the certification body of choice by corporate America and the recognized business link for over 3,500 buying organizations and 16,000 certified minority-owned businesses nationally.
Relationships remain fundamental to sustainable business in the marketplace. People do business with people they know and trust. The D/FW MSDC CONNECTS buying entities to D/FW MSDC certified, qualified suppliers. D/FW MSDC buying entity partners report $2.0 billion dollars in spending annually with minority-owned businesses. D/FW MSDC certified suppliers report over $20 million annually in spending with minority-owned businesses (MBE to MBE transactions). The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is the credible recognized conduit for buyers and end-users sourcing certified minority-owned businesses in North Texas.
North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)
VERGE IT has met the qualifications to be certified for the NCTRCA Small Business Enterprise Certification (SBE), NCTRCA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification (DBE), NCTRCA Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE).
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that SBA recognizes that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
General Services Administration
GSA awards contracts to responsible companies offering commercial items, at fair and reasonable prices, that fall within the generic descriptions in the GSA Schedule Solicitations. Contracting Officers determine whether prices are fair and reasonable by comparing the prices/discounts that a company offers the government with the prices/discounts that the company offers to commercial customers. This negotiation objective is commonly known as “most favored customer” pricing. In order to make this comparison, GSA requires offerors to furnish commercial pricelists and disclose information regarding their pricing/discounting practices.
A “Historically Underutilized Business”…
…is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman,
…is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas, and
…has an owner residing in Texas with a proportionate interest that actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.
The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state’s procurement process to minority and woman- owned businesses.
Metropolitan Washington Unified Certification Program – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
A “Disadvantages Business Enterprise”…
…is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman
Missouri Regional Certification Committee
VERGE IT has met the requirements for certification as a (DBE) Disadvantage Business Enterprise.
Preferred vendor program of the Chickasaw Nation
VERGE IT Inc has been certified into the preferred vendor program of the Chickasaw Nation.
State of Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
VERGE IT Inc has been certified into the State of Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, a branch of Maryland’s Official Certification Agency.