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City of Richmond Office of Minority Business Development launches new supplier and diversity portal for business registration

The City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) has launched a new Supplier and Diversity Portal through B2GNow. 

The new portal will be used for minority business enterprise (MBE) and emerging small businesses (ESB) to register with OMBD’s office and can be accessed by visiting this link:

The new system will be utilized for MBE/ESB registration along with compliance management for accurate tracking of MBE/ESB spending, goal setting, certification, and much more. All minority small businesses are encouraged to register their business via the new portal. 

OMBD plans to deactivate the current MBD Businesses Directory on December 31, 2020 and encourages all registered businesses to re-register their firm. OMBD staff is available for assistance with the portal and to answer any questions. The new B2GNow system is a nationwide database and would provide exposure and full access to opportunities across the United States.  

OMBD will host a variety of trainings to assist businesses with getting registered in the new system. The first training will be Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 12p.m – 1:30p.m. All businesses are encouraged to attend! Registration is required in order to receive the meeting link and conference call information. 

Registration is required. Register now:


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