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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.

Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange
Reitz Union – University of Florida
March 1, 2019
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.
Responding to Electronic Solicitations (MFMP Webinar)
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Registration for Responding to Electronic Solicitations (March 14)
Mar 14, 2019
Hillsborough County Open Doors Forum
Tampa, FL
Apr 5, 2019
MFMP For Vendors (In-person Training)
1:30 - 4:00 pm
MFMP for Vendors Jacksonville Registration
Jacksonville, FL
Apr 9, 2019
MFMP For Vendors (In-person Training)
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
MFMP for Vendors Lake City Registration
Lake City, FL
Apr 10, 2019
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Business Expo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 11-12, 2019
MFMP for Vendors (Webinar )
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Register for MFMP for Vendors (April 18)
Apr 18, 2019
2019 Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show (UCF SBDC)
Orlando, FL
May 2, 2019
UF Annual Small Business Opportunity Fair
Gainesville, FL
May 2, 2019
13th Annual Northwest Florida Reverse Trade Show
Pensacola, FL
May 3, 2019
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tallahassee, FL
May 2019
Moffitt Supplier Diversity Day Vendor Fair
Tampa, FL
May 10, 2019
Responding to Electronic Solicitations (MFMP Webinar)
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Registration for Responding to Electronic Solicitations (May 21)
May 21, 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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