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Past Events

Supplier Diversity Program Outreach Events

Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses

This event is intended for veteran-owned small business and service disabled veteran-owned businesses to attend and learn about procurement opportunities with Higher Education Institutions and State Agencies.

Held Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the UIC Student Center East. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs & the University of Illinois System, OBFS, Office of Procurement Diversity.

Professional Service Symposiums

The Symposium provides a platform for diverse professional services firms and select suppliers to present their capabilities to key internal staff. The intent of this outreach initiative is to build relationships that may lead to procurement opportunities that meet the University of Illinois System's needs. The Professional Services Diversity Symposium will be key to increase spend with diverse firms.

2017 Professional Services Diversity Symposium  

2016 Professional Services Diversity Symposium  

2015 Professional Services Diversity Symposium  

2014 Strengthening Relationships and Expanding Opportunities

2013 Building Relationships and Expanding Opportunities

Construction Summit

The Construction Summit as an initiative to significantly increase diversity among higher education vendors through an event designed to help diverse businesses gain more access on construction projects.

2015 Building Bridges with Higher Education

Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fairs

Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) consists of the nine (9) state of Illinois universities and 13 campuses that work together as a single buying group to leverage their group purchasing power across a wide range of goods and services. The "Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair" is part of an initiative organized and sponsored by IPHEC through its Diversity Working Group to significantly increase diversity among higher education vendors through an event designed to help diverse businesses gain more access in the procurement process.

2015 Diverse Business Opportunity Fair at GSU

2014 Diverse Business Opportunity Fair at SIUE

Supplier Diversity Program Conferences

2011 MAFBE Conference
2010 MAFBE Conference
2009 MAFBE Conference
2008 MAFBE Conference

2015 Taste of Diversity Event Pictures

University of Illinois System staff will have the opportunity to sample diverse foods from minority, female, disabled and veteran owned caterers to meet their potential system catering needs.

Supplier Diversity Program Vendor Workshop

Pre-prebid Meeting Solely for M_FBE Contractors to Discuss Everitt Laboratory Renovation

O'Shea Builders is the Construction Manager for this project and is very interested in working with the University of Illinois System in meeting the M_FBE goals for Everitt Laboratory Renovation, UIUC BAU 14088 Bid Release #1.

How to Bid Projects with the University of Illinois Capital Programs Division

What diverse contractors need to know to bid on Capital Projects at the University of Illinois System. 

Last Updated: July 24, 2018

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