Dedicated to Supplier Diversity

Buyers of our clients’ products and services come from different walks of life. The subcontractors we hire to construct facilities on behalf of those clients should reflect a comparable level of diversity.

Walbridge makes it a point to get minority business owners, women who own businesses, and veterans offering services and products “into the game.” We have initiated special programs throughout the nation in order to make these businesses aware of all the opportunities Walbridge has to offer.

Our in-house Supplier Diversity Trade Fairs bring together qualified minority business enterprises (MBEs), women business enterprises (WBEs) and veteran-owned firms with our Detroit-based estimators, procurement specialists, business development managers, and company executives. By learning more about the capabilities and skills these business owners possess, we are better able to make the right match with the requirements of individual projects.

Oftentimes when we secure a new project, either in Michigan or out of state, we host events targeting local subcontractors. We work with local economic development and related organizations to bring in a diverse group of subs and vendors with local ties. A growing number of these resources are owned and operated by minority business owners, women, and veterans.

MBEs, WBEs and veteran-owned business representatives can prequalify to be added to our supplier database and learn about current opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise – small businesses where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own, at minimum, 51% of the company and control management and daily business operations.
Historically Underutilized Business – this program promotes economic development and creates jobs in rural and urban communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses.
Minority Business Enterprise – a business that is owned, operated and, at minimum, 51% controlled by minority group members. Minority groups are classified as: African American, Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Hispanic, and Native American.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business – a small business that is at least 51% owned directly and unconditionally by a service-disabled veteran and managed and controlled by a service-disabled veteran or, spouse or permanent caregiver.
Small Disadvantaged Business – a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged.
Veteran-Owned Small Business – a small business that is at least 51% owned by one or more eligible veterans.
Women Business Enterprise – a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more women.
Women-Owned Small Business – a small business that is at least 51% owned by one or more women and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
The first step in doing business with Walbridge is to pre-qualify. You are invited to complete our online Pre-qualification Form.
Pre-qualifying ensures that we know your company’s capabilities in advance of bidding opportunities. When you pre-qualify online, it automatically feeds our Invitation To Bid (ITB) list. You are invited to bid based on your NAICS/SIC codes in the completed pre-qualification form. If a question / area does not pertain to your company, please fill it in as N/A; this indicates that you did not skip the question. Please make certain that you attach all certifications that your company holds.

Should you need additional information or have other questions related to the certified section, please call 313-963-8000 and ask to speak to our Manager of Supplier Diversity.

To find bidding opportunities, please review our Bid Agenda. The Bid Agenda lists the projects that we are bidding. The Bid Agenda contains the pertinent info on the estimator in charge of the project, due date and scope of work for each project. We encourage you to contact the estimator in charge of the project that you wish to learn more about.
To become a certified MBE through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), please visit the NMSDC web site. If you are located in Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) web site.

To become a certified WBE through Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), please visit the WBENC web site. If your business is located in Michigan, you can visit the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Great Lakes web site.