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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 – Pensacola
Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center
February 6, 2018
Supplier Diversity Exchange – Gainesville
University of Florida - Reitz Union
March 8, 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.
OSD & FSU Wednesday Workshop Series for Small Business (Q4) - Register Here
Tallahassee
Nov 15, 2017
Small Business/Minority Business Workshop
9:00 - 11:00 am
Ocoee Lakeshore Center - Ocoee, FL
Jan 20, 2018
City of Port St. Lucie Webinar
State Certification
Call 772-344-4238 or email Cgomez@cityofpsl.com to reserve your seat
Jan 23, 2018
Go For the Greens
Orlando, FL
Feb 15-17, 2018
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Business Expo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 5-6, 2018
Annual Small Business Opportunity Fair
Reitz Union - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
May 2, 2018
USF SBDC Vendor Day
Tampa, FL
May 4, 2018
Moffitt Supplier Diversity 
Tampa, FL
May 18, 2018
UCF Matchmaking
National Entrepreneur Center - Orlando, FL
Jun 7, 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 Vendor in the Spotlight Location* Materials
Feb 16, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM
KMR Consultants, LLC
Linda Dilworth
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 02/16/17 (Adobe PDF Document 309.65 KB)
Apr 20, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM
UltraShred Technologies, Inc.
Margaret Meier, President
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 04/20/17 (Adobe PDF Document 149.46 KB)
Jun 15, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM
Elite Business Strategies & Solutions
Princess Ousley
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 06/15/17 (Adobe PDF Document 301.92 KB)
Jul 25, 2017
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Group Discussion, OSD Annual Report Data
David Copa, Office of Fiscal Integrity, DMS
Betty Easley Conference Center
Room 166
Agenda - 07/25/17 (Microsoft Word Document 81.88 KB)
Aug 17, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

OSD Annual Report Data
David Copa, Office of Fiscal Integrity, DMS

Competitive Solicitation
Ann Reeves, Departmental Purchasing, DMS

Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 08/17/17 (Microsoft Word Document 82.55 KB)
Oct 19, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

Spend Data
David Copa, Office of Fiscal Integrity, DMS

Spend Report
Bruce Roberts, MyFloridaMarketPlace

Building 4050
Suite 101

Agenda - 10/19/17 (Microsoft Word Document 82.66 KB)

Florida Statute 287 Handout (Microsoft Word Document 16.45 KB)

Dec 21, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101

*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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