Matching Contractors with Minority Businesses

Find qualified Minority, Women Owned and Disadvantaged Subcontractors

Meet diversity compliance goals by working with
vetted diverse companies

$200M awarded to date and $300M+ in the pipeline

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hiring entities

  • Find & Hire Vetted Diverse Firms From Our Centralized Database
  • Meet And Exceed Your Compliance Goals
  • Post Your Projects And Receive Bids
  • Develop Quality Relationships W/ Diverse Firms
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diverse firms

  • Claim Your Profile To Be Easily Discovered By GCS
  • Advertise Your Capabilities And Strengths
  • Receive Targeted Solicitations And Win More Projects
  • Develop Quality Relationships W/ Contractors
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Empowerment through data

Tough Leaf is a platform that matches Contractors with certified Minority Owned, Women Owned, Disadvantaged, Service Disabled and Veteran Owned, and Local Business Enterprises that meet their qualification requirements through our AI powered Matching Platform.

We will provide Contractors with a list of minority owned businesses carefully selected from our directory of diverse subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers who fulfill their bonding, insurance, union affiliations, certification requirements, and possess the necessary capabilities to carry out the work.

Tough Leaf empowers MWBEs to grow by connecting them with project opportunities and capacity building services such as insurance, bonding, financing, payroll, tax credits, staffing and health benefits solutions.

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Here are some of the Tough Leaf frequently asked questions
I am a certified Diverse Firm (MBE, WBE, DBE, SDVOB, ...), how do I claim my profile?

You can claim your profile by clicking on the Log In button on the top right of the screen. A window will pop out, it will say at the bottom of the window, "Not a member yet? Sign Up".

  1. Enter your contact information
    1. Once you enter your email address, our system will identify the company and fill in the company information
    2. If there are any issues, please email
  2. Click "I'm not robot"
  3. Click "I agree to the terms of use & privacy policy"
  4. You will then receive an email from Tough Leaf to verify your email address
  5. Congratulations, you claimed you profile
I am a certified Diverse Firm, what do I do if the system cannot find my company information?

Please email, and we will resolve the issue within 48 hours

I am a certified Diverse Firm, I just claimed my profile, what do I do next?
  1. Update your company details by clicking on the blue icon in the top right corner of each section
  2. Add highlights to make your firm stand out
  3. Include all your capabilities so we can send targeted bids your way
  4. Enter union information if applicable, lots of our firms require union labor
  5. Get endorsements from clients you've worked with in the past by clicking +request in the Endorsements section
  6. Describe your past success by adding projects you've completed
I am a Hiring Entity (General Contractor, Developer, Engineering Firm, Hospital, School, etc.), how do I find and match with Diverse Firms?

Schedule a demo by clicking Book Demo on top right of screen. Pick a convenient time and we'll guide you through the process

I am a Hiring Entity, how can I Achieve my compliance goals?

After you sign up, provide our team with the qualifications you're looking for in a Diverse Firm and with your bid due date. We'll provide a list of Diverse Firms that meet your requirements and can provide a timely bid.

I am a Hiring Entity, what kind of backup can Tough Leaf provide for Diverse Firms that we match with?

We provide a wide range of qualifications to ensure that the Diverse Firms we are matching you with will exceed your expectations:

  • Registered NAICS Codes
  • Registered NIGP Codes
  • Qualifications
  • Special Requirements
  • Bond Rating
  • Bond Capacity
  • Bond Rate
  • Insurances and COIs
  • Union information or PLA information
  • Previously completed projects with similar scope
  • Previously completed projects with similar $ value
I am a Hiring Entity, how do I find and match with Diverse Firms?

Schedule a demo by clicking Book Demo on top right of screen. Pick a convenient time and we'll guide you through the process.

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