To assist eligible small disadvantaged minority owned businesses
to complete the Certification applications, GATEWAY takes a
methodical streamlined approach to a cumbersome, time-consuming,
often confusing process. Clients of our services will be engaged
in a structured interview, which breaks down the application
certification process into its basic elements.
Certification, however, is just one small step in establishing
a company as a certified women or minority-owned business.
Once certified, the small business owner often finds themselves
at a loss on how to utilize their certification, retrieve
information on opportunities and respond to bid requests.
Although obtaining certification is difficult, it is how
a company then utilizes it Certification through applicable
market segments that ultimately affect its bottom line. Gateway Certifications, I LLC. will support applicants’ organizational
efforts to obtain new business through a streamlined, strategic
approach to the corporate supplier diversity market or public
Success in local or federal government procurement marketplace
and private-sector SDP’S requires diligence and careful planning.
Certifying agencies, local and federal government agencies,
and private-sector SDP’S require applicants to comply with
numerous regulations in establishing minority, women and Disadvantaged
business enterprise certifications, award eligibility and
Gateway assists certified companies procure new relationships,
through direct marketing, within either the private and public
procurement sector and specifically within Corporate 500 Supplier
Diversity Programs (SDP’S). We connect our clients with SDP’S
both locally and nationally based on each client’S opportunities,
capacity, individual expertise and strategic goals. Gateway
assists certified organizations determine which companies
to apply with for Preferred Vender Status as a certified minority
or women owned business. The Company also maintains and ensures
that its certified companies are on approved vendor lists,
while being connected to quality opportunities.
Additionally, Gateway also assists in responding to "Request
for Proposal" (RFP’S).