SMALL BUSINESS, BIG IMPACT: WHAT IS SBSD?

“UF benefits when we tap into the energy, talent, perspectives and ambition of everyone in our community and state, and that includes the diversity of small business owners we engage with,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “Their help gives us a leg up in meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students across our very […]

SBSD LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM FOR EMERGING SMALL BUSINESSES

The University of Florida’s Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity has announced the launch of its Emerging Small Business Program in a collaborative effort with the University’s Division of Planning, Design and Construction as well as Facilities Services (Operations). The Emerging Small Business Program is a two-year endeavor designed to develop small and diverse […]

Tools to Help Small & Diverse Businesses Work with UF!

September 17, 2021 – University of Florida Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) launched digital tools to aid and connect small businesses with potential University opportunities. Under the leadership of Director Dwan Courtney, SBSD is supporting small and diverse businesses (including women, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, HubZone and disadvantaged businesses) and connecting them with UF […]

Courtney Named Director of University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity Office

January 22, 2021 – Dwan Courtney, M.B.A., has been named Director of the University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity (SBVD) Office. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Florida where she majored in Economics. She holds an M.B.A. from DeVry University-Chicago and is currently earning her Master’s in Political Science from UF. […]

University of Florida makes strides in sourcing and vendor diversity

Increasingly, higher education procurement leaders are focusing on supplier diversity to meet federal regulations, contribute to institutional mission, and give back to their surrounding communities. But many procurement leaders struggle to move the needle on increasing spend with diverse suppliers for three reasons. One, diverse vendors are often unfamiliar with sourcing opportunities with colleges and […]

2019 Exhibitor & Advertising Guide

Exhibitor Levels $10,000 Platinum Meeting space to conduct workshop/session during event Premium exhibit space at Vendor Opportunity Fair (dependent on space availability and discretion of event committee) Recognition as Presenting Sponsor (inclusion in program) Reserved seating during luncheon Opportunity to play a brief video about the company during the luncheon Electronic Display of company Logo […]

Preconstruction Meet & Greet Event

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:30a

Securing a Contract with UF!

Thursday, February 21, 2019