The preferred vendor program increases business opportunities for qualified Chickasaw citizen-owned business enterprises and those of other qualified minorities. Chickasaw Business Network supports and encourages the participation of all Chickasaw Nation divisions in seeking out and taking necessary steps to assure economic opportunities within our sphere of influence for these businesses.
The preferred vendor program works to manage a process that supports the growth, development, expansion and increased utilization of business enterprises owned by Chickasaw citizens, Native American tribal citizens and other federally recognized minorities.
To participate in the preferred vendor program, a business must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by one or more of the following:
- Chickasaw citizen
- Native American (Non-Chickasaw)
- Disabled Veteran