Supplier Diversity Development Series

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Supplier Development is an essential element of WSSC’s strategy for developing a world-class integrated supply chain. The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion provides numerous resources for our suppliers in support of their continuous improvement and development as sustainable small, local and minority firms.

The Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion hosts a series of the following in-depth educational and training seminars throughout the fiscal year.


Understanding the Appendix A and Good Faith Efforts Guide Training

(In Person and Via WebEx)

To help vendors/suppliers understand the information presented in Appendix A and how to prepare their response to the requested MBE and SLBE participation

Web-Based Compliance System Training

(In Person and Via WebEx)

To educate suppliers on how to report their awards and payments and how to track, monitor and report subcontracting compliance.
Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Clinic To assist vendors interested in becoming an approved SLBE in the Commission’s Program, needing assistance recertifying as a SLBE  firm, and needing assistance registering in the Supplier Portal.
Women Business Owners Expo Held in March as part of Women’s History Month, focusing on overcoming the challenges faced by women business owners.
Access to Capital and Bonding Workshop To educate  small, local and minority firms on how to gain access to capital to start, grow and sustain their businesses while maintaining a steady cash flow to successfully operate their businesses
Your Unique SELLING Proposition Brings Value Proposition This workshop will identify the core of your unique selling proposition by combining your brand with your company brand to create the value to your potential customer base and help sustain current client relations. We will tap into theoretical personality matrices for better insight into how you are wired as a means to add value proposition within the competitive customer buying process.
How to Start & Market Your Business (101) Designed to take the fear out of starting your business and an opportunity to discover your purpose so you can make your dreams a reality. Our Workshop will assist and prepare individuals with the simple steps of starting and marketing your business.
WSSC Bonds and Insurance Program Designed to educate firms about bonds and insurance program at WSSC. Topics to be discussed are insurance requirements, endorsements, bond requirements, bonds/insurance documents required for bid submission and notice of award.
Navigating WSSC's Supplier Portal Designed to educate firms on Registering in WSSC’s Supplier Portal, Navigating the Supplier Portal, Uploading MBE Certification Letters, Researching Past Solicitations and Viewing Registered Suppliers.

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Women Business Owners Expo 2017 

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