Frequently Asked Questions

What is BSE Global’s Supplier Diversity Program?

The mission of BSE Global’s Supplier Diversity Program is to create opportunities for local minority and women-owned businesses to participate as suppliers of required goods and services. This program is part of BSE Global’s larger commitment to supporting social justice and economic mobility initiatives that will benefit Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), with a priority focus on Brooklyn.

How does the Supplier Diversity Program work?

There are two tracks to the Supplier Diversity Program, 1) Accepted and approved applicants will be included in the BSE registry, which will be made available to all internal business units. This registry will be the central source for BSE in seeking locally supplied goods and services; and 2) Become a part of the Brooklyn Taste program at Barclays Center, which features Brooklyn restauranteurs and food vendors as part of the arena’s food and beverage offerings at events.

Based on the information we receive from you, we will determine whether your business would best fit the first or second track, or both.

Who is eligible to be a part of BSE’s Supplier Diversity Program?

Women, minority, LGBTQ-owned business enterprises who have the ability to conduct business operations and deliver goods and services to Brooklyn.

Please click Here to see a list of all of the diverse suppliers that are accepted.

What type of certification is recommended to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program?

Ideally vendors will be certified by either the NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC certifying agencies. Certification is preferred but not required.

What type of goods or services are typically procured by BSE Global?

See below for a list of the goods and services that are most commonly sourced by BSE Global. There is no guarantee that additional products or services would be needed, nor are there any guarantees that goods and services will be purchased from the categories listed. Please contact us if you have questions related to your business.

Summary List of Goods and Services

  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Audio / Visual
  • Catering
  • Event Décor
  • Food & Beverage
  • Florist
  • Furniture Rentals
  • Gifting
  • Hardware Suppliers
  • Software Suppliers
  • Merchandise
  • Office Machines / Rental (Copiers, Fax, Safes, etc)
  • Photo Booth rentals
  • Photographers
  • Printing (Large Format) – Banners, Signs
  • Printing (Small Format) – Invitations, Flyers
  • Production Agencies
  • Transportation – Car Service
  • Office & Cleaning Supplies
  • Cleaning & Custodial Services
  • Consulting Services

How can I learn what vendor and contracting opportunities are available?

Businesses that are part of the Supplier Diversity Program will be contacted directly by BSE’s internal buyers. Additionally, RFPs may be distributed to businesses within our network and also to others in the marketplace that provide products or services in the desired category(ies). The procurement process is at the discretion of each buyer.

I have registered in the Supplier Database. What are the next steps?

All registrants will receive an email confirmation once they have successfully registered for our program. If there are any questions related to your application, our team will reach out to you directly. Also, as products and services are needed, buyers will reach out to you directly for information.

Who can I contact for more information on this program?

Businesses interested in learning more about the program can send an email to [email protected].