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Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

OMSDC Meeting And Travel Advisory Related To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of our OMSDC network is our utmost priority. Currently, OMSDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its progression. In the spirit of safety, OMSDC will take extra precautions to reduce exposure of our employees and members to COVID-19 by utilizing virtual technology for meetings and working remotely as needed.

On Thursday, March 12th, Governor DeWine banned events of more than 100 attendees. In addition, many of our valued partners already have travel bans or travel restrictions in effect for employee safety. As a result, several meetings and conferences have been postponed.

It is in this spirit that we have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for March 25th at Central State University. We are confirming with the venue and our speakers for a new date in early August, so please watch out for emails and check our website.

Note that these OMSDC Conferences and events are still on schedule:

  • Business Opportunity Expo (BOE), June 2nd – 3rd
  • Supplier Diversity Exchange, September 17th ·      
  • Annual Awards Gala, November 20th

Please use reliable information and your best judgment for all interactions. For your convenience, the OMSDC team is available to serve our corporate members and MBEs. Thank you for your patience and consideration as we evaluate our next steps.

With appreciation for each of you and well wishes for continued health and safety,

JacquelineNeal

Jacqueline D. NealPresident & CEO Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

Seven New Bidding Opportunities with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority has the below listed solicitation(s) posted to their website at https://cintimha.com/business-opportunities/resources/current-solicitations-active/.

REMINDER

  • In order to download the bid documents, you must register with CMHA. It is free can be accessed here: https://cintimha.com/wp-login.php/access?action=register&itsec-hb-token=wp-register-php
  • All solicitations Scope of Work can be viewed within the RFq, RFP, IFB or QSP located at the above mentioned link.
  • Due to the COVID19 Pandemic CMHA is only accepting emailed proposals.
  • Additionally, an audio presentation of guidance on how to provide TPS with a proposal is provided at:

  1. SOL 2020-1004 Janitorial Services for Asset Management Properties – Due: 11/17/20 by 11:00am
  2. SOL 2020-3012 Slope Reconstruction – Moosewood Court – Due: 11/18/20 by 11:00am
  3. SOL 2020-5003 Print and Mailing Services – Due: 11/17/20 by 11:00am
  4. SOL 2020-8048 Appliance Parts – Due: 11/12/20 by 11:00am
  5. SOL 2020-8055 Grounds litter Pick-Up Services – Due: 11/18/20 by 11:00am
  6. TP20-007 Vacancy Prep Unit Turnover (Make Ready) Services for Touchstone Property Services – Due: 11/17/20 by 11:00am
  7. TP20-036 Answering Services – Due: 11/12/20 by 11:00am

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Seeking Responses For Snow Removal Services – Responses Due Oct. 26

The below listed solicitation has been posted to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) website at https://cintimha.com/business-opportunities/resources/current-solicitations-active/.

Solicitation 2020-8053 Snow Removal Services

All responses must be received on or before October 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. (local time) by email to Procurement@cintimha.com

DUE TO COVID-19 CMHA IS ONLY RECEIVING EMAILED PROPOSALS.

ATTENTION: YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A QUOTE FOR EVERY PROPERTY LISTED ON THE FEE FORM.  YOU CAN CHOOSE AMONG THE PROPERTIES YOU CAN SERVICE AND SUBMIT THOSE PROPERTYIES’ FEE FORMS ONLY.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Recruiting For Next Cohort at Tri-C – Applications Due Oct. 20

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services.

The program is available across the United States through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners.

There are 700 alumni of 10KSB in Northeast Ohio. This is a strong network of small business owners just like you.  Goldman Sachs 10KSB at Cuyahoga Community College is looking for companies that have:

  • Been in existence for 2 or more years
  • At least $75,000 in revenue
  • Two or more full-time employees, or the equivalent, including the owner

 Details and the online application are at www.tri-c.edu/10ksb. Applications are due October 20.  

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Recruiting For Next Cohort at Cincinnati State – Applications Due Oct. 23

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services.

The program is available across the United States through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners.

Cincinnati State was chosen to deliver 10KSB in Southwestern Ohio and is currently accepting applicants to fill Cohort Two of their program. Those accepted into the program will be offered a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to participate. Goldman Sachs 10KSB Cincinnati State is seeking businesses that:

  • Have been in operation for at least a year
  • Have 2-3 employees, and
  • Have at least $75,000 in revenue

The second cohort is scheduled to begin Thursday, February 4, 2021, and the application period ends Oct. 23. The 10KSB@Cincinnati State curriculum focuses on developing skills that can apply immediately to address the issues most critical to growing businesses.

Visit: https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/10ksb for more details (space is limited).

Build Buzz Forum To Help Black-Owned Businesses Connect To Local Media

Join Columbus CEO and Belle Communication on Oct. 20 for an engaging conversation with practical application that will help Black-owned businesses connect with local media outlets to tell your story. This complementary forum is being offered as a resource for small business owners.


This expert panel will cover topics such as what journalists look for in a story, how to build relationships and work with media, common misconceptions and tips for crafting a thoughtful, creative pitch.


Click Here To Learn More & Register