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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 – Orlando
Live Oak Center – University of Central Florida
July 31, 2018
Supplier Diversity Exchange – Coconut Creek
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.
Women’s Empowerment Summit - Event Flyer (03/20/2018) (Adobe PDF Document 2.69 MB)
West Palm Beach, FL
Mar 20, 2018
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Business Expo
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 5-6, 2018
Information Technology (IT) Forum  *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
RA Gray Building, Auditorium, 1st Floor - 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Apr 11, 2018
TACNIGP Reverse Trade Show
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jack L. McLean Community Center - 700 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Apr 12, 2018
Annual Small Business Opportunity Fair
Reitz Union - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
May 2, 2018
USF SBDC Vendor Day  - Event Flyer (05/04/2018) (Adobe PDF Document 449.87 KB)
Tampa, FL
May 4, 2018
2nd Annual Small Business Summit - Event Flyer (05/08/2018) (Microsoft Word Document 52.30 KB)
Presented by Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) and SBA’s North Florida District Office (NFDO)
U.S. Small Business Administration’s NFDO - 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL
May 8, 2018
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop
9 - 11 am
Tallahassee, FL
May 16, 2018
Moffitt Supplier Diversity - Event Flyer (05/18/2018) (Adobe PDF Document 441.63 KB)
Tampa, FL
May 18, 2018
UCF Reverse Trade Show - Event Flyer (06/07/2018) (Adobe PDF Document 462.84 KB)
National Entrepreneur Center - Orlando, FL
Jun 7, 2018
State of Florida 5th Annual Women Veterans Conference - Event Flyer (06/11-12/2018) (Adobe PDF Document 4.65 MB)
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth, FL
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Jun 11-12, 2018
OSD & FSU Small Business Workshop
9 - 11 am
Tallahassee, FL
Aug 15, 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)
Jun 21, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 06/21/18
Aug 16, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Building 4050
Suite 101
Agenda - 08/16/18
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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