Office of Supplier Diversity Presents the Inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange
~ Free event helps small businesses connect with state and local government buyers ~
Gainesville, FL – The Florida Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), in collaboration with the University of Florida’s (UF) Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, announces the inaugural Gainesville Supplier Diversity Exchange on March 8 at the Reitz Union. This free event aims to help area small business owners better understand and secure state and local government procurement opportunities. The Supplier Diversity Exchange includes presentations from government buyers and MyFloridaMarketPlace and also provides an opportunity for small businesses to network. During the event’s Business Exchange, small business owners can market their goods and services directly to local and state buyers during scheduled one-on-one interviews.
“We are thrilled to bring this event to Gainesville as it provides an excellent opportunity for small businesses to gain insight on how to do business with government entities and become actively engaged in government buying,” said OSD Executive Director Hue Reynolds.
“We are excited to partner with the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity to present this event in Gainesville and expose small businesses to the multitude of opportunities that exist throughout Florida,” said Kathey Porter, Director of UF’s Division of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations.
March 8, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
University of Florida – Reitz Union
655 Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
More information is available on the event’s website.
The Office of Supplier Diversity certifies and assists Florida-based woman, veteran, and minority small business owners in better understanding and securing state government procurement opportunities. For more information about OSD, visit www.dms.myflorida.com/osd.