Obtaining a Certification

If you are a New Jersey-based vendor who may qualify for obtaining a certification as a Small Business (SBE), Woman-owned (WBE), Minority-owned (MBE) or Veteran-owned and need technical assistance with preparing your application, please visit:

Rutgers Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

You can request for assistance by completing this form.

Note: The vendor will be asked in the form what specific assistance they need and they can put Contract Certifications (State -SBE/MBE/WBE) Please include that you were referred by RWJBarnabas Health.

If your business would like to apply themselves for any of the state certifications you can apply here.


As per state of New Jersey definitions:


New Jersey Selective Assistance Vendor Information (NJSAVI) is a database that identifies businesses that are registered as Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and/or certified as an M/WBE with the State of New Jersey, through the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. The NJSAVI database identifies businesses eligible for mandate state programs such as the New Jersey Small Business Set Aside Program, and aids in matching buyer and vendor for private contracting opportunities.

Once certified by the state, your business will appear on this vendor database that is publicly available.