Hello, my name is Keiry Flores, I am a Food Nutrition and Health student here at the University of Arkansas and am always excited to help!
Let me know how we can make the MWOB certification process easier.
My name is Steven Austin and I am a finance major here at the University of Arkansas. I have always had a passion for helping people and believe it is my purpose. I look forward to being able to assist you in the best way possible!
The purpose of the Minority and Women Owned Business (MWOB) Recommendations guide is to be a facilitation tool for MWOBs to do business with the University of Arkansas.
In previous interactions via Expos and in-person consultations, vendors have expressed a desire to have a resource that will provide the step-by-step process for creating a partnership with the U of A.
There are a total of five steps for becoming a certified MWOB with the U of A:
Step 1 - Register your business with the U of A
Step 2 - Register your business with the Arkansas Office of State Procurement
Step 3 - Submit your business information to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)
Step 4 - Certify your business through the AEDC
Step 5 - Request notifications about new opportunities with the U of A
The facilitators and creators of the MWOB Recommendations facilitation tool are:
- Martha Anderson, MWOB Project Manager
- Keiry Flores, Assistant to the MWOB Project Manager. In addition, Flores is a food nutrition and health student at the U of A.
- Steven Austin Jr., Assistant to the MWOB Project Manager. Austin is also a finance major student at the U of A.
The main resource for becoming a certified MWOB with the U of A is the Office of Procurement's Minority and Women Owned Business site: