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Registration for Certification

The Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (Go-DBE) encourages Minority Owned, Woman Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and Small Business Enterprise firms interested in the state of Tennessee procurement opportunities to register for certification with the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise.

Submitting an application with the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise is the first step towards certification as a Minority Owned, Women Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned or Small Business Enterprise. Further documentation will be required to complete the process. Please read all displayed information prior to and during the application process.

All applications for registration of certification must be completed in the electronic TN Go-DBE software system. The Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise is unable to process any hard copy application or document request.

You must register in the “Edison” portal in order to participate in the proper sourcing events to bid and participate in state procurement activity prior to certification. This office will require your Edison “Bidder or Vendor” number prior to the completion of your certification application. Please see the link below at the bottom of this page to access and register as a sourcing bidder in the Edison portal.

Link Tennessee Go-DBE System to

Applicants are encouraged to review the Certification Overview prior to starting the application process.

Note: Firms that have allowed their certification to expire must complete a new Registration application in order to renew their certification with Go-DBE.

Documents Checklist
Public Chapter 0485: Persons with Disabilities
Disability Affidavit
Edison Supplier Registration (When this page opens, click Register as a Supplier link below the Login boxes)