NEW!!! On May 4, 2017, Governor Hogan signed into legislation HB 319, which approved a name change for the Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office. As of June 1, 2017 the SLMBE Office shall be known as the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (OSDI or Supplier Diversity Office).
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.
|NAME OF EVENT||BRIEF DESCRIPTION|
|Understanding the Appendix A and Good Faith Efforts Guide Training||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||
To educate suppliers on how to report their awards and payments and how to track, monitor and report subcontracting compliance.
|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|
Visit our Calendar of Events to view and/or register for upcoming events.