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Supplier Relations and Diversity



Broward College is committed to sustainable growth and economic opportunities for suppliers/vendors. We value and seek business partners to provide high-quality products and services, along with competitive and innovative solutions for the needs of our institution.

Supplier/Vendor Registration: To become a vendor, register through Broward College's Vendor Registration Portal.
 
Small Disadvantaged Business Program/Application: Broward College invites certified suppliers/vendors to participate in the SDB Application if you are located within the Tri-County area (Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County, Florida).
 
SBE/MWBE Certifying Agencies: Broward College currently accepts small, minority-owned, woman-owned and service disabled veteran business enterprise certifications from municipalities, school districts, the State of Florida and the various nonprofit agencies listed below:
Forecast Opportunities:  Broward College posts a 6 month forecast of upcoming bids/solicitations and the approximate release dates.
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Women-owned businesses, 8.6 million strong and growing!
 
Broward College is proud to be an advocate and supporter of women-owned businesses and demonstrates this support by highlighting Gail Birks, President and CEO of CMA Enterprises as our Supplier/Vendor of the Month.
 
According to the Minority Business Development Agency, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, minority female-owned firms once again grew faster than all other groups of firms in number of firms, gross receipts and employment. Jean Regan, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TranzAct Technologies wrote, between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%, a rate 1½ times the national average. That makes for 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States which generate $1.3 trillion in total receipts.
 
Ingrid Vanderveldt, entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell, is seeking to empower 1 billion women by 2020.  Development Dimensions International (DDI) conducted a recent study and found companies that perform best financially have the greatest number of women in leadership roles.  It is quite apparent that there is a strong and continuous trend to support and grow women-owned businesses and leaders. Broward College has long been a pioneer of hiring and promoting women into leadership roles!
 
If you would like to discuss how you can increase your engagement and diversity spend with women-owned businesses, please give me a call at (954) 201-7307.
 
Warm Regards,
 
   Dicky
 
 
 
 

Broward College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding
the non-discrimination policies and Title IX may be directed to: Equity Coordinator Dr. Denese Edsall, Executive Director, Human Resources, 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309,
(954) 201-7502, dedsall@broward.edu