Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

Nestlé holding regional buying events in 2020 – Apply to attend by Feb. 14

Nestlé has a significant presence in the U.S. with eight operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional and Nestlé Coffee Partners and Nespresso. And with over 700 locations in the US alone, Nestlé is constantly looking for innovative suppliers that can help them transform their product portfolio to meet their consumers’ ever-changing needs.

Nestlé will be holding several regional buying events in 2020. Potential suppliers will be apply, be vetted by an internal team, and if their application is selected, will be contacted and scheduled for a “meet and greet” with appropriate Nestlé buyer(s).

Nestlé is strategically looking for suppliers in the following categories (please click on each area to find the specific commodity/service in which Nestlé is seeking suppliers):



Marketing Services

Corporate Services, Legal, Transportation & Misc






If you are a certified woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned or LGBTQ-owned business, who has unparalleled expertise in one or more of the above-mentioned areas, who can help Nestlé create shared value please submit an application by following the link below. Submission deadline is: Feb. 14, 2020.


Turner Construction releases Columbus Bid Forecast

Please see the link below for a bidding forecast for Central Ohio. This will provide a 6 month look-ahead.


Please follow the below link below to communicate your interest & capacity in the upcoming projects. Please communicate through the survey.


Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center presents new Clear Path Forward Workshops

The Columbus MBAC has released the curriculum for the first six-month edition of training workshops and learning sessions, entitled the Clear Path Forward Workshops. The curriculum lists over 80 sessions addressing small businesses at every stage of business ownership — Emerging, Established and Executive levels.  The specific learning paths include:

  • Marketing the Business
  • Financial Health and Wellness of the Business
  • Capitalization for the Business
  • Building a Business Through Contracts
  • Creative Entrepreneur Businesses
  • Executive Level Resources

The classes are free of charge, unless otherwise indicated; and will be held at the MBAC offices located at

The Columbus Urban League
Huntington Empowerment Center
780 Mt. Vernon Avenue (St. Clair Avenue entrance)
Columbus, Ohio 43203

You must first register with the MBAC (if you have not previously done so). Click here to register:
Once you have registered, you will receive email updates of classes that are open for registration (generally, 30 days prior). Within the email you will find a link to register for each class. Alternatively, you can visit our website to register at www.cul.org/mbac

Please feel free to share with your network.

Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association hosting presentation by Director, Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE)

Join the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association for a presentation by Chris Ristich, Director of the Air Force’s Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation (SDPE) office and recently appointed Director of the Air Force’s new Transformational Capabilities office. Director Ristich will update industry on SDPE’s current portfolio of experimentation, talk to the standup of the new TCO, and detail status of the USAF’s Vanguard Programs – which the TCO will oversee.  The event will be held at the Wright Brother’s Institute, 444 E. 2nd Street, Dayton OH 45402. Click Here For More Info & To Register.

Opportunity with Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio – GCCS Design Services

SWACO is accepting sealed Statements of Qualifications from qualified vendors to provide design services for a gas collection and control system at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill and Model Landfill.

All interested vendors may download the RFQ documents by going to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org. the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then Professional Services

Sealed SOQ’a are due no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, January 31, 2020, and must be received at SWACO’s administrative office building located at 4239 London Groveport Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123.