The State of
Rhode Island announces its first “Diversity Business Enterprise Forum” to
connect diverse business owners with resources and opportunities to grow their
business through Government Procurement.
The event is being held on Thursday,
April 27, from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts,
Providence, RI, with registration from noon – 12:30 p.m.
The forum is
hosted by the ODEO’s Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office (MBECO) and
Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), in partnership with Oasis International,
Progreso Latino, Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Center for Southeast
Asians, Center for Women & Enterprise, African Alliance of Rhode Island,
Rhode Island Black Contractors Associations, Urban Ventures, Rhode Island Black
Business Association, Rhode Island Indian Council, and NAACP/Providence Branch.
will feature a business networking opportunity, entitled: “The Procurement Exchange” from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., where vendors
will be able to have a face-to-face conversation with several State agencies,
quasi-state agencies, and prime vendor project managers and procurement
officials about current and future projects, and opportunities to contract with
these entities. The event will also
feature three workshops:
“How To Do Business with the State of Rhode
Island” 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
“How to Apply for MBE, WBE, DBE, ACDBE,
VOSB, and SDVOSB Designation” 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“Financing Your Business” 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED