The Pamunkey Indian Tribe will need a wide array of goods and services to support our resort and casino projects. We will work hard to ensure that we partner with the best businesses available to achieve our objectives.
Our Minority Vendor Program is a platform for us to engage with small and diverse businesses from across the Commonwealth. As a minority ourselves, the Tribe is committed to proactively engaging vendors that reflect the diversity of the communities where we will operate. We hope to partner with vendors that bring a range of perspectives to help us discover effective and creative solutions.
We aim to break down barriers for small and diverse enterprises and unlock commercial opportunities with the Pamunkey Tribe. We seek vendors that can continuously drive competitiveness and innovation in the services we provide. The Tribe also recognizes the wider economic impact of partnering with small and diverse enterprises and supporting them in their growth.
There are three anchors to our Minority Vendor Program: Proactive, Procurement, and Partnership
The Tribe is committed to proactively sharing vendor opportunities within the communities we operate. From vendor open houses to widespread advertising, our goal is to ensure all minority vendors are aware of the opportunities to work with the Tribe.
Working with a diverse network of local vendors will ensure the greatest local economic impact for our investments. As the Tribe already is committed to investing in the community, these efforts to procure goods and services locally will only enhance that impact.
The Tribe is committed to being a partner with its local minority vendors. The key to the success of these projects and the Tribe’s investments are committed partners at all levels of the supply chain. With strong partners, we can positively impact the local communities in which we operate.
The success of our Minority Vendor Program also depends on the commitment of our primary contractors to provide real opportunities to businesses owned by minorities and women. Level two vendor diversity (subcontracting) is something we are committed to and encourage all of our primary vendors to commit to as well.
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity - Certification Division
The VSBSD Certification Division is responsible for the administration of Virginia’s business certification programs. The Division provides certifications for bona fide Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned Businesses (SWaM), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Employment Services Organizations (ESO), and Service Disabled Veteran-owned businesses (SDV).
Carolinas – Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) regional affiliates conduct Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certification. With NMSDC’s stamp of approval, companies have access to their national network and greater exposure to major multinational corporations around the world.
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
USPAACC’s certification is recognized by national corporations and is as thorough and complex as other well-known minority certification processes conducted by national organizations.
National Women Business Owners Corporation
NWBOC offers women business enterprise (WBE), minority business enterprise (MBE) and veteran business enterprise (VBE) certifications that are based on the gender, race or veteran status of a business owner. Eligible candidates must have majority ownership and control of the business.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC Certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vets First Verification
The Vets First Verification Program enables Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to be listed as VA-verified in the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.
Minority-owned businesses who are interested in partnering with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe should complete our enhanced Vendor Participation Form, indicating their Minority Ownership status, and the services which they hope to provide.Vendor Participation Form