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Programs and Preferences

These initiatives impact the way state solicitations are designed and 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. >>

Buy Indiana

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

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. >>

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). >>

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. >>

Indiana Correctional Industries

Indiana Correctional Industries manufactures goods and provides services using labor through Indiana's prison industries. >>

Preferences >>

The State of Indiana is committed to making purchases that promote the economy, the environment, and the nation. In support of this commitment, “preferences” have been put in place providing advantages to certain types of businesses and products. >>