Buy-MBE, LLC is a newly created, comprehensive, Minority-Owned Organization that will be member-managed to provide solutions in the emerging minority business marketplace. Buy-MBE is focused on developing a First in Class kind eCommerce Platform dedicated to its mission for both members and clients.

Buy-MBE can offer products currently at the following:

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Clients will benefit from the collaboration of many business sectors utilizing the Buy-MBE Validation and Diversity Calculator to increase spending options throughout MBE procurement categories.


To future proof the system all suppliers entering products into the system will use a standardized code structure; e.g. UNSPSC. This allows for product categories to be created with high search and browsing capabilities. Suppliers will be able to import new products via a simple product management module in the partner portal via REST API once the initial integration is complete.

1. SS

Segment Level (2-Digit Code)

Aggregation of product & services into general segments for analytical purposes


Family Level (4-Digit Code)

Segments grouped into inter-related product & service categories


Class Level (6-Digit Code)

Aggregation of product & services into general segments for analytical purposes


Commodity Level (8-Digit Code)

Classes are further grouped
into products & services
with interchangeable
characteristic variations


Business Function (10-Digit Code)

*Which California doesn’t use*

Commodities are finally grouped into their business function within organizations

The implementation phase of the project involves standardizing all current vendors and suppliers into a uniform coding system. This process and the time it takes to complete it is dependent on the number of SKUs, the current state of the vendor product catalogs, and the associated product information and fitment specifications.


The Buy American provisions of the Recovery Act, (section 1605 of Pub. L. 111-5), require that all iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in projects funded by the Recovery Act for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work be produced in the United States, with some exceptions. Recovery Act-funded financial assistance is governed by the Buy American provisions of the Recovery Act.


The negative effects of invasive carp to the Nation’s waterways are far reaching and have potential to expand and intensify. USGS is delivering data, tools and technologies to partners to keep these invasive fish out of the Great Lakes and other aquatic ecosystems and control them where they occur in the Ohio River and Mississippi River Basins.

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."


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