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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.

Orlando Supplier Diversity Exchange
UCF Live Oak Event Center, Orlando, FL
July 31, 2019
Broward Supplier Diversity Day
Broward College North Campus – Omni Auditorium, Coconut Creek, FL
August 22, 2019
Tallahassee Supplier Diversity Exchange
Tallahassee, FL
October 2019

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.
Veterans Florida Expo
Orlando, FL
Jun 15, 2019
Florida Minority Enterprise Development Conference (Registration Required)
Tampa, FL
Jul 24-26, 2019
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Contractor Networking Event
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ocoee, FL
Aug 8, 2019
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tallahassee, FL
Aug 28, 2019
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tallahassee, FL
Nov 20, 2019
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