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The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) is proud to advocate for Florida’s woman-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses through activities, outreach and educational programs. These efforts help OSD foster positive working relationships between state, local and regional government entities, state universities and business owners, ensuring these critical stakeholders understand the others' needs and business processes. The OSD also works directly with eligible small business owners on documentation review, application and process support for the state Minority/Woman Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) certification and the state Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) certification.

 

Supplier Diversity Exchange
The Office of Supplier Diversity is proud to announce a new kind of regional event - the Supplier Diversity Exchange. Florida-based woman, veteran and minority small business owners are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. 

Does your agency or business want to diversify procurement spending? Are you a small business wondering if you should attend?

We invite you to join us. Watch a video of a Supplier Diversity Exchange event and read more about the importance of your participation.

Supplier Diversity Exchange – Broward College
Omni Auditorium – Broward College North Campus
August 23, 2018
Supplier Diversity Exchange – Tallahassee
Agency For Health Care Administration 
October 10, 2018

Past Supplier Diversity Exchange Archives     

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OSD Outreach and Other Events
The Office of Supplier Diversity strives to help every eligible Florida-based small business earn their state Minority Business Enterprise certificate or their veteran business certificate. We know it helps to go where business owners are. These are business events that an OSD representative will be conducting a presentation or workshop, and/or will be available to address your questions.
12th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Sep 21, 2018
Florida Minority Enterprise Development Corp. Conference
Tampa, FL
Sep 26-27, 2018
Minority Chamber of Commerce - Small Business World Summit 2018
"Your Pathway to the World, Focusing the Economic Development for Minority Businesses”
Hotel Double Tree Miami Airport, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL
Sep 27-30, 2018
Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO) 52nd Annual Conference
Cape Coral, FL
Oct 2-5, 2018
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council – Business Opportunity Matchmaker & Procurement Summit
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
Oct. 5, 2018
Pinellas County Reverse Tradeshow
Seminole, FL
Oct. 19, 2018
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop
9 - 11 am
Tallahassee, FL
Nov 14, 2018
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OSD Working Group
The Office of Supplier Diversity hosts monthly meetings for state agency procurement professionals to review the status of their agencies' use of Florida Certified Business Enterprises and share information relevant to their purchasing department. 
Date and Time Location* Materials
Feb 15, 2018
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Betty Easley Conference Center
Room 166
Agenda - 02/15/18 (Microsoft Word Document 82.37 KB)
Apr 19, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 04/19/18 (Microsoft Word Document 82.72 KB)
Aug 16, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 08/16/18 (Microsoft Word Document 82.44 KB)
Oct 18, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 10/18/18
Dec 20, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 12/20/18

*View our map of both locations in the Southwood Capital Circle Office Center (Adobe PDF Document).

Call-in details are emailed at least one day prior to the meeting date. Please call the Office of Supplier Diversity for details on calling in to the meeting if you are unable to attend and did not receive the email. Thank you. 

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