ABOUT WSSC’S MBE AND SLBE PROGRAMS CONT. OSDI STRATEGY The purpose of the OSDI is to ensure that WSSC has a vendor base that is reflective of the community it serves and contributes to the economic well-being of the community in which it resides. The OSDI administers WSSC’s MBE and SLBE Programs by setting contract-specific goals and determining appropriate contracting opportunities for placement in WSSC’s Optimization of Diverse Business Development Program (ODBDP). The OSDI conducts important outreach to the business community regarding new contract opportunities by: serving as subject-matter experts on numerous panels and workshops throughout the year; maintaining important associations with area professional and trade associations; and engaging in discussions with the public on how to conduct business with WSSC. The OSDI recognizes that partnering for success, building relationships, and providing excellent customer service is paramount. The OSDI delivers on its Four Pillars of Excellence: Supplier Advocacy, Compliance, Extensive Outreach, and Supplier Development. Embedded into WSSC’s contracting practices are an extensive network of supporting organizations, fully complemented by an exceptional staff, making diversity just the way we do business! WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report (revised 11/2017) 9 The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion is dedicated to creating an inclusive purchasing environment while building sustainable relationships, expanding opportunities, and cultivating the growth of small, local, and minority business enterprises, which adds value to the Commission and the communities it serves. OSDI MISSION STATEMENT