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Michigan Supplier Community (MiSC)
Michigan Supplier Community (MiSC)
Welcome to the Michigan Supplier Community!
Are you a Michigan based business looking to do business with the State of Michigan?
The Michigan Supplier Community — or MiSC for short — was established in 2019 to encourage expanded business opportunities within low-income communities and underutilized business areas.
Eligible companies can join the MiSC program for free.
Governor Whitmer issued Executive Directive 2019 - 08 calling on the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) to encourage expanded business opportunities within low-income communities and underutilized business areas. The Michigan Supplier Community (MiSC) was established to help meet this goal.
About the Michigan Supplier Community
The Michigan Supplier Community (MISC) program has two primary goals: to increase opportunities for qualifying vendors and simplify the bidding process. It allows State of Michigan agencies to get three quotes and purchase directly from vendors for select purchases up to $500,000. MiSC solicitations are not publicly posted on the State's SIGMA VSS system. Companies become eligible for MiSC by updating their SIGMA VSS profile. There is no cost associated with being part of the MiSC program.
Who is Eligible for the MiSC Program?
For a vendor to be eligible for MiSC they must have their principle place of business in Michigan. A business must also meet one of the following four criteria:
- Small business with less than 500 employees and annual revenues equal to or less than $25M.
- Michigan Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. As defined in Executive Directive 2019-08, the business must meet one of the following criteria:
- Certified HUBZone Small Business Concern by the United States Small Business Administration or
- Have a majority of their employees maintain a Principal Residence within a Qualified Opportunity Zone or
- Michigan-based Business with its Principal Place of Business within a Qualified Opportunity Zone
- Community Rehabilitation Organization (CRO)
- Veteran-Owned or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOB) business
Businesses that meet one of the four criteria above are eligible for the Michigan Supplier Community and must certify to be included in the MiSC program.
How to Register for MiSC
A vendor should update their SIGMA Vendor Self-Service profile. This affirms their status matching one of the above criteria. Once SIGMA VSS is up to date the vendor is MiSC registered and is eligible for the program.
Differences Between MiSC & SDVOB Pricing Preference
The MiSC program is not a pricing preference. However, vendors eligible for the SDVOB pricing preference may claim it when submitting a quote.
You must still include required documentation showing eligibility for the preference with each bid response to claim the SDVOB preference. Being included in the Michigan Supplier Community does not remove or replace any documentation requirements.
Vendors that may be eligible for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned-Business (SDVOB) pricing preference should visit the Programs & Policies section of our website for complete information.
About Executive Directive 2019 - 08
Governor Whitmer issued Executive Directive 2019 - 08 calling on the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) to encourage expanded business opportunities within low-income communities and underutilized business areas. The full text of the directive is available here: Executive Directive 2019 - 08.
A report of a violation of Executive Directive 2019-08 may be transmitted to:
- The Director of the Department (email@example.com, 517-241-5545, Lewis Cass Building, 2nd Floor, 320 S. Walnut Street, Lansing MI 48909),
- The Secretary of the State Administrative Board (DTMB-StateAdBoard@michigan.gov, 517-388-5850, 525 W. Allegan, 1st Floor, Lansing, MI 48913), and
- The Governor’s Chief Compliance Officer (Gov-ChiefComplianceOfficer@michigan.gov)
MiSC Eligible SIGMA VSS Business Type Definitions
This chart details which business types in SIGMA VSS are eligible for MiSC. You should add all applicable business types to your SIGMA VSS profile.
|Business Type ID||Business Type||Definition|
|AAMI||Michigan Principle Location||Business has its principal place of business in Michigan.|
|ABHZ||HUBZone Business||Business is HUBZone Certified by the Small Business Administration.|
|ACQP||QOZ by Principle Location||Business has its principal place of business within a Qualified Opportunity Zones as designated by the Federal Treasury Department, as found in the Federal Register at IRB Notice 2018-48.|
|ADQW||QOZ by Employee Work Sites||Business has a majority of their employees work at a location within a Qualified Opportunity Zone.
|AEQH||QOZ by Employee Homes||Business has a majority of their employees with a principal place of residence within a Qualified Opportunity Zone.
|CRHB||Community Rehabilitation Organization||Nonprofit charitable organization or institution incorporated in Michigan that is operated for the purpose of carrying out a recognized program of employment and training services for people with disabilities.
|SDVO||Service Disabled Veteran Owned
||Business is 51% or more owned by one or more persons who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable, and has a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service as described in 38 USC 101(16).
|SMLB||Small Business||Business has less than 500 employees, less than $25 million revenue.
|VTRN||Veteran Owned|| Business is 51% or more owned by one or more persons who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.