The Bank promotes the inclusion of a diverse pool of suppliers, including, but not limited to, small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, in its procurement and contracting opportunities.
Minority-owned business means a business:
Source: Federal Home Loan Bank Act Section 21A(r)(4)(A)
Minority means any black (or African-) American, Native American (or American Indian), Hispanic (or Latino) American or Asian American.
Women-owned business means a business:
Definition Source: Federal Home Loan Bank Act Section 21A(r)(4)(B)
Disabled-owned business means a business:
Disability has the meaning defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(g), § 1630.3 and Appendix to Part 1630 — Interpretive Guidance on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business means a business:
Definition Source: 13 C.F.R. §§ 125.8-125.13
Service-disabled veteran has the meaning described by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at www.vip.vetbiz.gov.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender-owned business (or GLBT-owned business) means a business:
Definition Source: National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
See More Definitions for more detailed information on diverse business classifications.
The diverse supplier must be certified by a recognized third-party certifying organization such as an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC); a regional partner organization (RPO) of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); or a federal, state or local government certifying agency or program.