8:00a – 10:00a (Grand Ballroom) | Exhibitors Set Up 

*** NEW |  UF EMPLOYEES ONLY: Learn vital information about working with suppliers.
(Reitz Union Meeting Rooms: TBD)

  • 9:00a – 9:25a | UF Procurement
  • 9:30a – 9:55a | UF Disbursements
  • 10:00a – 10:25a | UF Business Services/Event Permitting
  • 10:30a – 10:55a | UF Central Conflicts of Interests Program

10:00a – 10:45a (Grand Ballroom) | Recognize Sponsors

Servicing the small business community is truly a collaborative effort! We want to recognize our sponsors for their support in helping small businesses be successful in working with UF.

11:00a – 1:00p (Grand Ballroom) | Trade Fair 

UF employees will attend to meet small businesses and other exhibitors. There will be exhibitors across various industries that service the institution. Exhibitors include:

  • Small business owners (interested in working with UF employees, current UF suppliers, or contracted suppliers)
  • Agencies (local, state, federal)
  • Large businesses (with subcontracting opportunities)
  • UF Approved Caterers will be exhibiting and providing samples of their menus

2:00p – 4:00p | Workshops

Small Businesses: Learn vital information about working with UF.
(Reitz Union Meeting Rooms: TBD)

2:00p – 2:45p | Working with UF: Construction 

  • UF Procurement
  • UF Planning, Design, & Construction
  • UF Facilities Services (Operations)
  • UF Advancement
  • UF Housing
  • UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
  • UF Health Design & Construction Services

2:00p – 2:45p | Working with UF: Non-Construction 

  • UF Health Strategic Sourcing
  • University Athletic Association
  • UF Advancement
  • UF Bookstore
  • UF Student Engagement

3:00p – 3:45p | Becoming a Certified Small Business

  • Small Business Administration
  • Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)
  • Alachua County
  • City of Gainesville
  • City of Ocala

3:00p – 3:45p | How to Do Business with UF (Caterers) 

  • UF Business Services (Food & Beverage Services)