MPSP and Diversity
April 25, 2003
Because of our belief in the value of diversity, we actively encourage Minority, Women, and Veteran Business Enterprises (MWVBE) and SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and HUBZone small businesses to become Microsoft suppliers and participants in the Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP).
In addition, we ask that all of our suppliers promote diversity with the same vigor. Specifically, we ask that when you are involved in work with or for Microsoft, you:
Engage MWDVBEs, SDB and HUBZone small businesses as suppliers in the day-to-day running of your business.
As part of your work with Microsoft, whenever possible engage MWVBEs, SDBs and HUBZone small businesses as subcontractors.
Encourage the businesses you subcontract with while in the service of Microsoft to also subcontract (if that is necessary) with MWVBEs, SDB and HUBZone small businesses. The ultimate goal is to achieve diversity throughout the supply chain.