At Cornell University, the Small and Diverse Business Program supports the university's goals for promoting diversity and socially responsible purchasing. The goal of the program is to provide a resource that will assist the university community in locating and establishing relationships with small and disadvantage businesses and to assure compliance with applicable federal regulations for sponsored fund reporting.
To meet the federal requirements for sponsored funding, Cornell must certify annually the Small Business Administration (SBA) statuses of all small and diverse companies with which it does business. Businesses are asked to complete the SBA Annual Certification form below and return it to Supply Management Services using the instructions on the form.
The following information outlines the goals and the roles and responsibilities related to the annual SBA certification process.