Department of Management Services

Supplier Diversity Exchange - Tallahassee (October 4 - 5, 2016)


October 4 - 5, 2016

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) is excited to unite the Tallahassee Supplier Diversity Exchange with Big Bend’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week!

Below you will find details about the two-day event, as well as information on parking, helpful maps, wi-fi availability, and more.


AGENDA (Adobe PDF Document 342.67 KB)

PROGRAM (Adobe PDF Document 1.07 MB)



Event Report & Photos (Adobe PDF Document 993.21 KB)

Tallahassee Supplier Diversity Exchange Flyer

The Supplier Diversity Exchange events include:

October 4, Day 1: Learn & Network
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
FSU Turnbull Center, 555 W. Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Learn about the goods and services state, federal and local government entities procure and how they procure them. 

Register for DAY 1

Parking:  Free visitor parking for the event will be available on a first come, first serve basis on ALL LEVEL(s) of the St. Augustine Parking Garage connected to/located adjacent to the Turnbull Conference Center from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The direct entrance to the Conference Center is located on the fourth floor of the parking garage. After the reserved time, any vehicles parking in the garage must have an FSU permit or may be subject to ticketing.


Wi-Fi: FSU’s campus has guest Wi-Fi available for visitors.

October 5, Day 2: Network & Grow   
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
DCF Building 4, 1317 Winewood Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32399

Network and market your goods and services directly with state and local buyers during the Business Exchange.

Register for DAY 2

Parking:  Free visitor parking for the event is available on DCF’s campus. The parking garage located across from Building 4 is the most convenient parking for visitors.

Map:  Navigate to DCF Building 4 (via Google Maps)

Wi-Fi: Guest Wi-Fi available for visitors.

Lunch*: Lunch is not provided, and the event will end at 12:30 p.m.  There are plenty of food options within walking and driving distance for you once the event ends.

  • Walking: A food truck will be located at the DCF parking garage.  There is also a sandwich shop a short walk from Building 4.
  • Driving: There are several options along Apalachee Parkway.

*The Department of Management Services, nor any organization associated with today’s events are personally or professionally suggesting any food options. Lunch is on your own.


This two day event has two separate registration pages. 
Be sure to register for both days of the Supplier Diversity Exchange!


Meet with these Government Entities and Professional Organizations
Updated 9/20/16
Access Florida Finance Corporation
Agency for Health Care Administration
City of Tallahassee
Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Department of Business & Professional Regulations
Department of Children & Families
Department of Corrections
Department of Education
Department of Elder Affairs
Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Law Enforcement
Department of Management Services - Departmental Purchasing
Department of Management Services - State Purchasing
Department of Management Services - MyFloridaMarketPlace and Office of Supplier Diversity
Department of Revenue
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation - Support Services
FAMU Procurement Services
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
FSU Facilities Financial Services
FSU Procurement Services
Leon County
Leon County Schools
Office of the Governor
Small Business Development Center at FAMU
Small Business Development Center Network - Statewide
Tallahassee International Airport
Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality


Event Presentations
Small Business Development Center Network: Jane Dowgwillo (Microsoft Power Point Document 9.26 MB)
Small Business Development Center at FAMU: Keith Bowers
Small Business Administration: Kenneth Hamilton (Adobe PDF Document 649.38 KB)
Florida Department of Transportation: Victoria Smith, Tom Quinn and Thomas Huggins (Microsoft Power Point Document 201.87 KB)
MyFloridaMarketPlace: Tyler Brown (Microsoft Power Point Document 4.17 MB)
Responsive and Responsible Bids: Ann Reeves (Microsoft Power Point Document 1.84 MB)