Supplier Diversity Digest: A newsletter from the Office of Supplier Diversity
February 2018
Office of Supplier Diversity Annual Report 2016-17
Hot off the press! Not only does the Office of Supplier Diversity's (OSD) Annual Report provide annual certification numbers, it also highlights the advocacy and outreach efforts conducted during Fiscal Year 2016-17. Highlights from the report include:
  • A 15% increase in newly certified woman-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses compared to last fiscal year.
  • 100% compliance for state agencies submitting Business Participation Plans.
  • The Top 20 Commodity Codes represented by OSD-certified businesses.

View the full report here .
Calling All Mentors!

Are you interested in mentoring a small business and adding value to your team? The Office of Supplier Diversity's Mentor-Protégé Program is perfect for you!

Send us an email and we will match you with an appropriate protégé.
OSD posts a wide variety of bid opportunities from the State of Florida, cities, counties, universities, and colleges across the state.

To view these listings and to get started on your next contract opportunity, visit OSD's Vendor Resource Announcement page .
What is a Supplier Diversity Exchange?

The Supplier Diversity Exchange is the Office of Supplier Diversity's signature event for small businesses. Each Supplier Diversity Exchange is a networking-style event that blends training about government purchasing with the scheduling of one-on-one appointments with local, federal, and state buyers. Oh, and did we mention it's FREE?

The Pensacola event will kickoff 2018's Supplier Diversity Exchanges on February 6 . And on March 8 , the inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange will take place. By the end of the year, the signature event will be held in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, and Orlando!

To learn more about these jam-packed networking events and to register, visit OSD's event page .
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The content of this newsletter is intended to serve as informational only. It should not be construed as business advice or an endorsement of any particular organization by the Office of Supplier Diversity or the Florida Department of Management Services.