Department of Management Services

Supplier Diversity Exchange - Pensacola 2017

February 7, 2017

SDE Pensacola Flyer

8:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m. CST

Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center
913 South I Street
Pensacola, FL 32502     


AGENDA (Adobe PDF Document 306.27 KB)


PROGRAM  (Adobe PDF Document 3.04 MB)


EVENT REPORT & PHOTOS (Adobe PDF Document 762.97 KB)



Event Description

Come meet purchasing representatives from state, federal and local government at the Supplier Diversity Exchange - a unique event for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses!

Learn. Network. Grow. The Supplier Diversity Exchange allows small business owners to:

Learn how you can get involved in procurement opportunities and what buyers are looking for.

Network with state, county and federal government representatives in scheduled one-on-one interviews.

Grow your contact base and ultimately your business.

What makes this event so exciting? During the Business Exchange portion, small business owners can market their goods and services directly with state and local buyers at scheduled one-on-one interviews.

Brought to you by the Office of Supplier Diversity with support from the City of Pensacola and the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce. 


Driving Directions

Google map of Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 South I Street, Pensacola, FL 32502



Free parking is available at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.



Free Wi-Fi is available.



Food trucks will be at the Supplier Diversity Exchange to offer you convenient and unique food. From 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM, we ask that you enjoy some fresh air as you order your food from the trucks. From there, you can take your lunch back into the meeting room and enjoy your food during our working lunch from 12:15 - 12:45 PM.

For your convenience, we recommend that you pre-order your food.

3-D Eats: Preview the 3-D Eats menu (Adobe PDF Document 1.22 MB) and pre-order your meal by calling or texting your order to: 850-466-8656.  (Please provide your name and pick up time when you order.)

Joe's Caribe: Preview Joe's Caribe menu (Adobe PDF Document 801.41 KB) and pre-order your meal by emailing your order to:



The below link is offered as a resource if overnight accommodations are needed. 

Google map of hotels near the Sander Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center



Meet with these Government Entities and Professional Organizations
Access Florida Finance Corporation
Bay County
City of Pensacola
Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Department of Children & Families
Department of Corrections
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Management Services – MyFloridaMarketPlace & Office of Supplier Diversity
Department of Transportation - District 3 Procurement
Department of Transportation - DBE Support Services, Construction Estimating Institute (CEI)
 (DOT outreach and recruiting of potential DBEs and DBE certification assistance)
Department of Transportation - Specialized Development Program, FSMSDC/Ariel Business Group
 (DOT program assisting prime contractors in identifying qualified DBEs)
Emerald Coast Utility Authority
Escambia County
Escambia County School District
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Small Business Development Center
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce
Gulf Power
Prospera (formerly HBIF)
Santa Rosa County
 (interested in meeting with construction small tools, materials suppliers, roadway, asphalt and highway and bridge firms)
University of West Florida


DOT: DBE Programs (Microsoft Power Point Document 498.44 KB)
DOT: DBE Supportive Services (Adobe PDF Document 870.26 KB)
MyFloridaMarketPlace: How to do Business with the State of Florida (Microsoft Power Point Document 4.17 MB)
How to do Business with the City of Pensacola (Microsoft Power Point Document 4.89 MB)
Marketing Your Business (Microsoft Power Point Document 780.00 KB)