Business Diversity Advisory Group (BDAG)

The Business Diversity Advisory Group advises our Contracts and Procurement Division on ways to reduce barriers for small, diverse and veteran-owned businesses to participate in state contracts for goods and services.

DES staff

Kim Sauer, Business Diversity Program Manager, Kim.Sauer@des.wa.gov

The group members represent small, minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses and nonprofits that support these businesses.

BDAG recommendations

BDAG provides valuable input and recommendations that help us make solicitations more equitable. Their recommendations have led to changes in our solicitation processes that remove barriers for small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses to win state contracts Additionally, BDAG’s recommendations helped us create the enterprise Supplier Diversity Policy.

Upcoming meetings

We meet the third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - Noon.

Meetings are open to all small, minority-, veteran- and/or woman-owned businesses.

Past meetings

Contact us

Kim Sauer

Business Diversity Program Manager