Office of Supplier Diversity
To achieve the goals for locally owned and socially and economically disadvantaged business participation, the City of New Orleans operates the Office of Supplier Diversity. The Office of Supplier Diversity is the City's department that oversees certification, compliance, training, outreach and capacity building for local, small and disadvantaged businesses in the City of New Orleans. The office was created to help mitigate the effects of past and present social and economic disadvantage and discrimination by increasing the utilization of certified disadvantaged business enterprises in the procurement of goods and services by the City of New Orleans. The City of New Orleans implements the State & Local Disadvantage Business Enterprise (SLDBE) program, as a race-and gender-neutral disadvantage business enterprise program to provide for the participation of businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantage persons in procurement opportunities with the City of New Orleans.