Who Qualifies?

Freddie Mac promotes diversity and inclusion in contracting opportunities for minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, and minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses. We welcome all qualified diverse suppliers to view and consider Freddie Mac's potential sourcing opportunities.

Diverse Supplier Definitions

Minority-Owned Business

  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more minority individuals; and
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more minority individuals.
  • Minority means any Black (or African) American, Native American (or American Indian), Hispanic (or Latino) American, or Asian American.

Women-Owned Business

  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more women;
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more women; and
  • A significant percentage of senior management positions of which are held by women.

Disabled-Owned Business

  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more persons with a disability; and
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more persons with a disability.
  • Disability has the meaning defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(g), § 1630.3 and Appendix to Part 1630 - Interpretive Guidance on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

  • Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and
  • The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
  • Service Disabled Veteran has the meaning described by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at www.vets.gov.

Veteran-Owned Business

  • A veteran owns 51 percent or more of the company being registered.
  • A veteran is the highest-compensated individual in the company (or include a memorandum that explains why you are not).
  • A veteran is involved directly in the day-to-day operations of the company as well as strategic decisions.
  • A veteran holds the highest officer position in the company.
  • Veteran-owned business has the meaning described by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at www.vets.gov.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-Owned Business (LGBT-Owned Business)

  • At least 51% of which is owned, operated, managed and controlled by one or more gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons who are either United States citizens or lawful permanent residents;
  • That exercises independence from any non-gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender-owned business enterprise;
  • With its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States; and
  • Formed as a legal entity in the United States.
  • This definition is from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.