bTrade, the leading provider of secure and managed file transfer technology solutions, has been recertified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). “I am pleased to announce that we have renewed our MBE certification, which is highly regarded by many customers, prospective customers, and business partners,” said Steve Zapata, President and CEO of bTrade. “Having the MBE certification is very valuable, and we take great pride in being recognized as a minority-owned business.”
NMSDC certifications cover a wide variety of businesses from small minority-owned organizations to billion-dollar powerhouses and NMSDC maintains a directory of certified MBEs. MBE certification is accepted and generally required by many of the largest publicly, privately and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. NMSDC has an impressive list of corporate members that represent a veritable “Who’s Who” in corporate America.
NMSDC has established stringent certification standards which identify bona fide minority businesses, and the regional Councils do the investigation to determine whether a business is worthy of MBE certification. For the recertification process, bTrade worked with the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC). SCMBDC’s recertification process often alleviates the need for customers, prospective customers and business partners to conduct additional audits to verify bTrade’s commitment to workplace diversity. This process also distinguishes NMSDC from other organizations that publish directories which allow “self-certification” as their standard.
“This certification stands proudly alongside bTrade’s other certifications,” said Zapata. “These include our FIPS 140-2 security certification, meeting Drummond Group interoperability requirements, compliance with HIPAA standards, and many more.”