Think your firm might be considered a diverse business? Check out these upcoming classes throughout the Commonwealth to learn about becoming certified and responding to bids!
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
Designed for businesses interested in learning how to do business with the State, this workshop includes an overview of OSD programs and services, including State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program, Small Business Purchasing Program, and a demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS.
Supplier Diversity Office Pre-Certification
Required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) as a Minority, Woman, Veteran, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Businesses certified by or seeking certification by any of SDO’s Third Party Certification partners should review the certification requirements.
Sessions of both courses are added regularly on a rolling basis. Continue to check the SDO Registration page for additional workshops.
The Value of Cross-Agency Collaboration posted on Apr 28
As many government employees know firsthand, working with outdated technology can limit efficiency. To combat this, agencies must find collaborative, creative, and cost-efficient solutions to persistent problems. In one such example, members of OSD were asked last October to participate in a cross-agency initiative with …Continue Reading The Value of Cross-Agency Collaboration
Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner posted on Apr 14
Earth Day is April 22! With recycling possibilities on Statewide Contract, you may recycle a vast array of items and find the tools and products to develop a recycling program in your facility, including on-site visits by awarded contract vendors who will assess your organization’s …Continue Reading Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner
Supplier Diversity Office: FY2016 Year in Review posted on Mar 31
On February 17, 2017, the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) released its annual report for Fiscal Year 2016. The report included highlights of initiatives that were undertaken at the directive of Governor Baker, who signed Executive Order 565, Reaffirming and Expanding the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Program …Continue Reading Supplier Diversity Office: FY2016 Year in Review