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SWaM is the acronym for Small, Women- and Minority-owned businesses.

The SWaM Procurement Initiative was established to enhance business opportunities for small, women- and minority-owned businesses and to ensure a level playing field for all small businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

A SWaM vendor is a business that has been certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and is listed in the SWaM Vendor Directory. 

LeveL Playing Field

Enhanced SWaM participation in procurement activities to amount to 40% of the Commonwealth's purchases.


The listing used by state procurement officials to locate SWaM certified vendors.

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Frequently asked questions

There is no cost for certification in Virginia.

As defined in § 2.2-1604 of the Code of Virginia, “Minority-owned business” means a business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more minority individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens

Once your certification has been approved, you will receive an electronic approval letter sent to your email address.

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