Doing Business with Broward College

Broward College welcomes you to our business resource website. The College provides all persons equal and fair procurement, bidding, and contracting opportunities. Suppliers are encouraged to explore the potential opportunities found in the sections below. Our philosophy is people do business with people they know, like and trust. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you through our procurement and supplier relations and diversity services.

Procurement Services

The Broward College Procurement Services Department welcomes you to our business resource website. We encourage you to participate in the College procurement process and become a vendor if you are not currently registered.

The staff members of the Procurement Services Department is committed to assuring that there is a mutually beneficial and cooperative relationship between college units and our supplier community.

Broward College Procurement Services uses various sources of media to inform suppliers of meeting notices and open bids/solicitations:

  • DemandStar by ONVIA, Broward College's current bid opportunities online
  • Local newspapers
Forecast Opportunities: Broward College posts a 6 month forecast of upcoming bids/solicitations and the approximate release dates.

Supplier Relations and Diversity

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

What is Diversity and Inclusion?

Diversity:

In broad terms, diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. It means understanding and acknowledging, and having respect and appreciation for the different characteristics that shape an individual’s behavior, attitude and perspectives; which is generated by life experiences, gender, age, religion, education, sexual orientation, disability, and national origin. Although, laws designed to promote equality protect many of these characteristics, diversity is concerned more with the equitable treatment of differences than with equal treatment.

Inclusion:

Equality is sameness, the result of ignoring people’s differences. Equity, on the other hand, is fairness, which comes about as a result of recognizing people’s differences. Inclusion fosters an environment where, employees, suppliers and external partners, feel heard, feel valued for their unique contributions, empowered and trusted to handle greater responsibilities, respected for who they are and supported to perform their duties. It ensures that the right structural conditions are in place for each individual to achieve his or her full potential. Inclusion should be reflected in an organization’s culture, policy, practices and partnerships. Inclusion begins by linking diversity to the fair treatment of people at work through recruiting, interviewing, hiring, coaching, performance management, promotions, equal pay, social in-groups and of course, the procurement process.

A culture of diversity and inclusiveness is the brick and mortar of any great organization. Embedded within culture is the power to recruit the best talent, retain the best talent and define an organization’s brand of leadership for decades to come.

Warm Regards,

Anthea Pennant District Director, Supplier Relations and Diversity

It is the policy of Broward College to provide all persons an equal and fair opportunity to participate in procurement and contracting opportunities sponsored by the College. Through our outreach and community engagement efforts we seek to ensure bidders, contractors and their subcontractors and suppliers are not victims of discrimination in the College’s contracting practices based on race, creed, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability, and religion. We achieve this mission by developing multi-tiered community outreach programs and collaborating with units on campus and executive leadership to assure the small disadvantaged business community is afforded an equal and fair opportunity to share in the College’s contract opportunities, including formal and informal procurement levels and at both prime and subcontracting levels. The College’s ultimate goal is to support sustainable growth and economic opportunities for small disadvantaged businesses.

Contact Us

AVP | Judy L. Schmelzer, Ed. D. | P: 954-201-7458 | E: jschmelz@broward.edu

Executive Assistant | Udine Brown | P: 954-201-7455 | E: ubrown@broward.edu

Senior Analyst | Claudia Naidus | P: 954-201-7459 | E: cnaidus@broward.edu

Senior Analyst | Annatalia Hyacinthe | P: 954-201-7980 | E: ahyacint@broward.edu

District Director, Contract Negotiator | Jeffrey Albright | P: 954-201-7314 | E: jalbrigh@broward.edu

District Director | Zaida Riollano | P: 954-201-7485 | E: zriollan@broward.edu

Analyst, Buyer | Aaron McGibbon | P: 954-201-7460 | E: amcgibbo@broward.edu

Contracting Officer | Orlando Aponte | P: 954-201-7897 | E: oaponte@broward.edu

Analyst, Buyer | Natalia Triana-Aristizabal | P: 954-201-7070 | E: ntrianaa@broward.edu

Analyst, Buyer | Beau Mitchell | P: 954-201-7551 | E: bmitchel@broward.edu

Contracting Officer | Eileen Hunt | P: 954-201-5317 | E: ehunt@broward.edu

Contracting Officer | Jose Luis Hidalgo | P: 954-201-7566 | E: jhidalg1@broward.edu

District Director | Anthea Pennant | P: 954-201-7307 | E: apennant@broward.edu

Analyst | Kyshun Nicholas | P: 954-201-7824 | E: knichola@broward.edu