Programs that Impact Awards

These initiatives are impacting the way the state is designing bid packages and the way those bid responses are evaluated.


Effectively leverage the State's purchasing power to create savings for taxpayers. By combining and streamlining purchase activities, the State can achieve lower pricing and better value on commonly purchased goods and services. learn more

Buy Indiana

Increase the amount of each State purchasing dollar that is spent with Indiana companies to $0.90. learn more 

Minority and Women's Business Enterprises Division (MWBE)

MWBE acts on behalf of the State of Indiana to actively promote, monitor and enforce the standards for certification of minority and women’s business enterprises. learn more 

Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB)

The Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) has a goal to procure at least 3 percent of state contracts with Indiana veteran-owned small businesses (IVOSB). learn more 

Ability Indiana

Ability Indiana is a preferential purchasing program that provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities and encourages state, county and other units of government to purchase products and services from approved State Use vendors without competitive bidding. learn more

PEN Products

Prison Enterprises Network Products manufactures goods and provides services using labor through Indiana's prison industries. learn more