FSU Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) is designed to enhance our supplier base that reflects the wide diversity of our students, faculty, staff and community by expanding relationships and enriching economic opportunities.
In 2007 an outside consultant completed a Comprehensive Small Business Participation Program Study to assist us in our outreach efforts to engage small, minority, and women-owned business enterprises (SMWBE). From this study we have developed a Supplier Diversity Plan with key focus areas and strategies.
- consultation for SMWBEs on how to do business with FSU
- liaison between external business owners and FSU departments seeking goods and services
- connections to University entities that can assist business owners and entrepreneurs with business development ventures
- ongoing communication with SMWBEs
- outreach to advocacy organizations
- tracking system to measure overall participation levels
FSU Vendor Spotlight
Complete Book & Media Supply, Inc., offers library materials (books, subscriptions, audio books, DVD’s and media). FREE freight on all orders over $15.00 with additional discounting on most bulk orders (of 25 or more of the same title). They also take P-card and have an extensive offering of subscriptions in the academic market with over 250,000 periodicals, journals and newspapers.
The Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations (AERO), based in Tallahassee , is an coalition of public agencies and community non-profit organizations united to provide current and new businesses with resources to aid in their success to which FSU Supplier Diversity Program is an executive partner.
Supporting Veterans With Disabilities
The Florida State University’s College of Business has brought the successful Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities to Tallahassee.
FSU Projects Currently Advertised
Include projects over $2,000,000 (Major projects) and under $2,000,000 (Minor projects).
Campus Master Plan
The adopted Campus Master Plan for Florida State University outlines the University's development plans through the year 2012 for the Main Campus and the Panama City Branch Campus.