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,


Jacqueline D. NealPresident & CEO Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

New Construction Project for Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio; Virtual Pre-bid Meeting on March 10th

SWACO is seeking competitive Bids in order to award a contract to the Bidder submitting the lowest and best responsive Bid for the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill Gas Collection and Control System  2021 Construction.  Sealed bids are due no later than 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021.

A virtual pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  

All Bidders interested in downloading the RFB documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org.  Select the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then Construction

Zones Technology Forum on March 24th offers opportunity to connect with experts, explore latest emerging technology

On March 24, Zones will hold its Zones Technology Forum virtual conference. By attending this unique event, technical experts will get an in-depth look at emerging IT trends critical for success in the future. It will feature sessions that provide insights into designing a better hybrid infrastructure – from optimizing hybrid cloud design to future-proofing workspaces and data centers.

Technical experts from both Zones and their vast community of partners will lead all sessions, ensuring that participants get all the knowledge needed to thrive in today’s evolving IT ecosystem.

Be one of the first 100 to sign up and receive a Seek Two-Way Tracker, brought to you by Dell Technologies.

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 12.   Click here for more information and to register.

February 25 | Chase For Business Black Business Summit Virtual Event for Founders, Innovators & Entrepreneurs featuring Shark Tank’s Daymond John

Join Chase for Business and notable Black founders, innovators and entrepreneurs for an opportunity to engage, connect and advance your business.

When you attend this free event, moderated by Shark Tank’s Daymond John, you will:

  • Experience a live conversation with Daymond John and special guest speaker about business success in any environment and have the opportunity to ask business related questions
  • Enjoy a panel discussion with Black business owners on business growth
  • Engage in networking breakouts with Black entrepreneurs from your community
  • Learn about Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business and how it can support your business

Click Here To Learn More And Register

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Posts Invitation To Bid As Part Of Joint Bid Process for Recycling Services

An Invitation to Bid (ITB) has been posted as part of a Joint Bid Process for the purpose of obtaining bids for the provision of Recycling Services for the 2021 Consortiums I and III. 

Sealed electronic Bids for Recycling Services will be accepted by Participating Communities until 1:30 p.m., March 25, 2021.  

Those interested in downloading the ITB documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org.  Select the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then General Services

Hamilton County Drone System Solicitation – Invitation To Bid

The Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Ohio on behalf of the EMA is accepting electronic or sealed bids for a Drone SystemThe purpose of this Invitation to Bid (“ITB”) is to select a Bidder who can best meet the requirements of the ITB at the lowest cost for the specified time periods.