To complete the application and begin processing, carefully follow the instructions below:
Fill out the online form in PRISM, the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s
Certification solution. PRISM is linked from the WRMSDC website.
Upload copies of all required documents to PRISM. The required documents are listed below. To be certified, you must provide copies of all required documentation. (Please see the
“REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION” section on page 2 and page 3 for the list of documents your business will need to provide.)
Please review, sign and have notarized the Declaration of Certification of Minority Status, which will be uploaded with the rest of the documentation.
The processing fee is non-refundable and based on a sliding scale dependent on your business’s annual revenue. This must be paid for online at the end of the certification application.
WRMSDC Primary Certification Fees
C LASS Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
R EVENUE Less than $1M $1M – $10M $10M – $50M More than $50M
F EE $350 $500 $700 $950
* Note : NMSDC certification must be renewed annually. Applicants who renew prior to their expiration dates will be allowed to use an expedited online application, submit less paperwork, and pay a reduced certification fee.
Once your application is complete and paid for online, we will review the application and reach out to you if we have any further questions or require additional documentation.
We must receive all items requested before we begin processing your application. If you have any questions, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please include appropriate documentation with the application. The documentation required for certification is listed below, but is not limited to the following. If your business is unable to provide any of the following required documents, you will need to submit a formal letter in its place explaining the absence of the item and why it does not apply. For example, “We are a startup” or “We have not done business yet, therefore this does not apply.”
DOCUMENTS ALL BUSINESSES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT:
___ Signed, dated, and notarized affidavit/declaration page ( Found with online application)
___ Fictitious Business Statement (if applicable)
___ Proof of U.S. Citizenship (passport, papers of naturalization, birth certificate)
___ Proof of Ethnicity for Owner(s), Partners, Shareholders (copy of original birth certificate of owner(s) or death certificate(s) of owner’s parents or grandparents)
___ Last Two Years of Federal Tax Returns (Business) *
___ Financial Statements** (income/profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows, balance sheet)
___ Notes Payable
___ Applicable Operating License(s) and/or permits
___ Facility Lease Agreements (or proof of ownership or occupancy for home offices)
___ Resume(s) of owner(s), partners or shareholders
___ Equipment Rental and/or Purchase Agreements
___ Contract or work history for the past three years (name/contact, type of work performed or type of contract received; please provide a complete list)
___ Current A/R aging statement; include with two recently paid invoices and corresponding proofs of payment
___ Equipment owned or available (this should include all equipment owned or used by the company and current value)
___ Proof of Bonding Capacity
___ Bank Signature Card (copy signature card or letter from bank)
* Please provide personal taxes if business has been established for less than 1 year.
** A copy of the applicant’s financial statements for one year preceding the year of application or for the time that the applicant has been in business if less than one year, plus financial statements of any subsidiaries of affiliates of the applicant for the same period of time. If the applicant is a new business concern, enclose a copy of an opening balance sheet and projection of income, or a statement by a certified public accountant, which states that the applicant is a viable business concern. All financial statements submitted to the Council must show applicable date of the information given and must be signed and dated by the proprietor, partner or authorized officer unless prepared by an independent certified public accountant. All materials will be kept confidential.
Additional documents you will need to submit if your business is classified as one of the below.
For example, if your business is classified as a “Partnership,” please submit the documents listed underneath “PARTNERSHIPS SUBMIT”:
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___ Articles of Organization
___ Operational Agreement
___ Organizational Agreement
___ Member/Unit Certificate
___ Minutes of First Meeting
___ Minutes of Last Meeting
___ Proof of Capital
___ Partnership Agreements
___ Buy Out Rights
___ Profit Sharing
___ Current Partnership
___ Third-party agreements: management service agreements
___ Proof of Capital
___ Articles of Incorporation
___ Certificate of Corporation
___ Minutes of First Board
___ Minutes of Last Board
___ Copies of Stock
Certificates (front and back)
___ Current Stock Ledger
___ Corporate Bylaws
___ Proof of Stock
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