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Minority Vendor Information

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SC Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification
Minority Business Directory

The Purchasing Department of the University of South Carolina is committed to the support and involvement of minority business vendors in our procurement process and contract awards. Over the past decade, USC has historically been a leader in supporting various minority business events. The Purchasing Department is committed to developing successful relationships with small, minority, and women-owned businesses.

Ultimate Business Expo for
Small and Minority Contractors and Suppliers 2016

The University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Airports Coalition will sponsor The Ultimate Business Expo on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in the Koger Center for the Arts located at 1051 Greene Street, Columbia.

The Expo, part of President Harris Pastides community outreach initiative to invite more minority and small businesses to bid on purchasing contracts within the university system, will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We are privileged to have the SC Airport Coalition work with us in an effort to provide even more opportunities for our state's small and minority businesses.

Businesses will be able to interact with some of the University's and the Airport's General Contractors and Construction Managers at Risk. We will also have networking opportunities with University and Airport personnel.

Sessions will include:

  1. View from the Top: An overview of upcoming Construction Projects and upcoming opportunities, USC Facilities/CM At-Risk Contractors

  2. Perfecting Your Elevator Speech: TJ Watkins, Enterprise Holdings

  3. Joint Ventures, A Different Twist: Jill Myers, Hudson Group

  4. Bonding Is A Necessity: Joe Jackson, US DOT Mid-South Atlantic Region

  5. DBE and ACDBE Certification: Christina Johnson, SC Department of Transportation

Interested businesses may register by selecting the link below:
REGISTRATION FOR THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS EXPO FOR CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

FREE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT:
PARK STREET GARAGE, 1007 PARK STREET- SHUTTLE SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED

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