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Office of Supplier Diversity

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses. Our team does this through the following functions:

  • assistance with applicable state certification and recertification;
  • advocacy for the continued growth and success of woman-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses;
  • increase the outreach and communications of opportunities specific to unique business needs;
  • planning, hosting and supporting Florida business events targeted to woman, veteran and minority business owners; and
  • provide educational and other resources to state government procurement professionals to help increase the use of these businesses in state and local government procurement contracts.

The Office of Supplier Diversity is addressed in Florida Statutes, Section 287.0945. The Florida Veteran Business Enterprise Opportunity Act is addressed in Florida Statutes, Section 295.187.

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Upcoming Events

OSD Working Group & State Purchasing Directors Meeting
Nov. 19, 2015
3-4 p.m.

View Details & Other Events

Advisory Council Meetings
Executive Committee: Nov. 23 & Dec. 16
Full Advisory Council: Dec. 2


Our team strives to ensure we are providing Florida-based woman-, veteran-, and minority-owned business owners the best customer service, support, advocacy and training opportunities available. Please check out these recent updates, modifications and changes going on to help make your experience better. 

VIP 10/29/15 Changes