Department of Management Services

Supplier Diversity Exchange - Pensacola 2019

Supplier Diversity Exchange - Pensacola 2019


February 5, 2019

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 208.56 KB)  

Scheduling Your One-On-One Interviews

Government Entities & Professional Organizations List

Event Report & Photos (Adobe PDF Document 1.36 MB) 


Event Description

The Office of Supplier Diversity, City of Pensacola, and the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the 2019 Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange on February 5.

The Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange will include panel discussions, networking opportunities and one-on-one interviews. During the Business Exchange portion, small business owners can market their goods and services directly with local and state buyers at scheduled one-on-one interviews.


Scheduling your One-on-One Interviews During the Business Exchange

Suppliers & Small Business Attendees: after completing your registration and prior to the event, you will receive an email with a survey asking you to select the top agencies and organizations you would like to meet with.

Interviews are scheduled based on the order of the completed surveys. Complete this survey as soon as possible to secure interview appointments with your top choices.

We do our best to match attendees with at least their top choices.


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.


Lunch On Your Own

Food trucks will be at the Supplier Diversity Exchange to offer you convenient and unique food.

Arlene Williams Bar-B-Q (Owner: Arlene Williams)

Joe’s Caribe (Owner: Joe)
*You can preorder your meal by emailing your order, name and pick-up time to: or text 850-400-4489

3D Eat (Owner: Shawn Desmet)
*Pre-orders will be available starting Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm.  At that time, you can [preorder your meal online] up until 31 minutes before desired request time.



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

 - Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach 
 - Hilton Pensacola Beach
 - Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
 - Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport


Meet with these Government Entities and Professional Organizations
CareerSource Escarosa
City of Pensacola
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Children and Families
Department of Corrections
Department of Health
Department of Management Services, Office of Supplier Diversity and MyFloridaMarketPlace
Department of Transportation District 3 Procurement
Department of Transportation: DBE Specialized Development Program Ariel Business Group & FSMSDC
(DOT program assisting prime contractors in identifying qualified DBEs)
Department of Transportation: DBE Support Services, Construction Estimating Institute (CEI)
(DOT outreach and recruiting of potential DBEs and DBE certification)
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA)
Escambia County
Escambia County School District
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Lottery
Florida SBDC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce
Innisfree Hotels
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System
National Black Business Support Corporation
Northwest Florida State College
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
Pensacola State College
Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners
Small Business Administration
University of West Florida
US Air Force, Hurlburt Field
US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District