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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.

Aug 22, 2019 Broward Supplier Diversity Day
Broward College North Campus, Omni Auditorium - Coconut Creek, FL
Oct 4, 2019 Tampa Supplier Diversity Day
University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center - Tampa, FL
Oct 23, 2019 Tallahassee Supplier Diversity Exchange
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 4, 2020 Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange
Sanders Beach, Corinne Jones Resource Center - Pensacola, FL
March 3, 2020 Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange
University of Florida, Reitz Union - Gainesville, FL

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.
Aug 28, 2019 OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop (Registration Required)
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tallahassee, FL
Sept 18-20, 2019 Go for the Greens Matchmaking Event (Registration Required)
Sept 20, 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo (Registration Required)
Nov 20, 2019 OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tallahassee, FL

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