Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Seeking Proposals for Parts, Repairs, Welding, Fabrication, and Specialty Services at Multiple Locations

SWACO has various needs for heavy equipment parts, repairs, mobile fabrication, welding, and specialty services at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill and the Jackson Pike and Morse Road Transfer Stations. Services are requested as needed and may include typical repair or maintenance services while other repairs may require a facility capable of handling semi-tractor trailers.

Proposals for these services must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. September 10, 2021.

All Proposers interested in downloading the RFP documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org/Bids.aspx.  Register your company name and email address, submit, then click on Equipment. 

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Seeking Groundwater Consulting Services Professionals

SWACO plans to enter into a contract with one or more qualified Proposers that have the ability to perform professional groundwater consulting services. The Project services are primarily for the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, in compliance with the Groundwater Detection Monitoring Program, the facility’s Permit to Install, other related permits and plans, and the Ohio Revised Code Section 3734. Project services may also include other SWACO facilities as needed.

SOQs for these services must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. September 17, 2021.

All Proposers interested in downloading the RFQ documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org/Bids.aspx.  Register your company name and email address, submit, then click on Professional Services. 

Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development Meet and Confer hosted by The Community Builders on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

The City of Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development’s Meet and Confer will be hosted by The Community Builders (TCB) on TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021 at 9:00 AM, REMOTELY, through Zoom.  As the City utilizes its limited staff model and to assist in the practice of social distancing for the safety of citizens and City employees, developers will be hosting and conducting individual project meetings remotely.  You will be able to join the meetings from the comfort of your homes or office through a computer/laptop or mobile phone.  See below for instructions and the access code to enter the online meetings.

Meeting Location: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7468019917?pwd=UC9ESUtiV3owejlVaTdyd2xtVVd0Zz09

Login Credentials:

Meeting ID: 746 801 9917

Passcode (Zoom): F1tZL6

Passcode (Phone): 261891

Dial-In Number: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Conference Name: Meet & Confer Meeting 08/31/2021

Click Here To VIew The Agenda with the construction project of which will be presented. Feel free to reach out to the developers to view plans. Should you have any questions regarding the project listed on the agenda please contact Joseph Malek or the developer, Nicole Boyer Knight at nicole.boyer@TCBINC.ORG.

Best Regards,

Joseph Malek | Development Officer
Department of Community and Economic Development
(O) 513-352-6129

Barclays Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion presents the Showcase Series March 23 & 24


Barclays Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion presents the Showcase Series, designed to announce our third-party future demand for the purpose of crowdsourcing potential diverse suppliers to compete for our business. At Barclays, diverse suppliers are small and medium-sized enterprises (including for-profit social enterprises) and businesses largely owned, controlled and operated by women, ethnic minorities, lgbt, military veterans, persons with disabilities

Event #1 Opportunity Showcase – limited to strategic intermediaries only (see definition below)

Dates:                    Tuesday 23 March & Wednesday 24 March

Location:               Virtual

Time (EDT):         10:00am – 2:30pm Tuesday 23 March

                                 8:00am – 2:00pm Wednesday 24 March        

Target Audience: Strategic Intermediaries – including Venture Capital, Private Equity, Incubators, Accelerators, Supplier Diversity Organizations, Small Business & Entrepreneurial Development Organizations (registration link below)

Objective:              Barclays will provide an overview of our businesses and announce near-term and ongoing third-party needs. After the event, strategic intermediaries will be invited to provide Barclays with leads of diverse suppliers to be evaluated and considered for the invitation-only Capability Showcase 22-24 June (Event #2)

Day 1, Tuesday 23 March


                                CS Venkatakrishnan, Head of Markets and Co-President, Barclays Bank, PLC 

10:15am                Barclays Business Overview & Priorities

                                Joe McGrath, Chairman of Investment Banking, Barclays International

                                David Kelley Head of Savings and Protection, Barclays UK

                                Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Banking & Payments 

                                Ray Dempsey, Group Chief Diversity Officer

11:30am                Procurement and ESG Supply Chain Sustainability Overview

                                Koral Anderson, Managing Director, Group Chief Procurement Officer  

                                Harvey Butler, Vice President, Global Head of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

12:45pm                Barclays’ Supplier Diversity Certification/Agency Partners

Stacey Key, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), National Minority Supplier    Development Council

                                Pamela Eason, President & Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

                                Charlie Wigglesworth, Co-Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK

                                Justin Nelson, Co-Founder and President, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

                                Mayank Shah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Minority Supplier Development UK

                                Jill Houghton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Disability:IN

                                Matthew Pavelek, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Veteran Owned Businesses

                                Elizabeth Vazquez, President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

1:45pm                  Technology & Operations Priorities

                                Janhavi Rao, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer

                                Alastair Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Execution Services, Risk & Finance

Day 2: Wednesday 24 March – Third-Party Opportunities, by country

8:30am US/EDT


  • Public relations (boutique) – UK, US
  • Digital creative services – US

Customer propositions – UK, US

Banking Operations

  • Next generation terminals, point-of-sale, merchant support – UK, EU
  • Operational print (boutique, small volume) – UK, EU, US

Human Resources

  • Permanent Recruitment – global
  • HR benefits & outplacement related subcontracted services – UK, US
  • Learning and development solutions with disability technology – global

Professional Services

  • Translation services – global
  • Boutique management consulting services (regulatory and remediation) – global

Construction and Real Estate Services

  • Carbon reduction solutions – global
  • Capital projects & subcontracted services – global, Wilmington DE
  • Facilities management related subcontracted services – global
  • Alarm, access control, cctv installation, project management – global

10:30am US/EDT

Research – global

Market Data, Investment Banking – global

11:30am US/EDT

Technology solutions – global

Software Artefact Passporting – trace pipeline journey of published artefact

Software Testing – tools to support/augment existing stack that enhance productivity and time to market

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality for Interactive Banking

12:30pm US/EDT

Consumer Banking – US, UK

Personalized-offer marketing                                                                            

Mobile banking app plug-in’s

Digital marketing agencies

If you would like to attend the Opportunity Showcase, please click to register here. Feel free to forward to other strategic intermediaries (as defined above) that may be able to offer leads of diverse suppliers to be considered for our June Capability Showcase event.

Fifth Third Supplier Diversity event for construction and property management suppliers on January 27th

Fifth Third is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Inclusion Support & Connection Opportunities for Vendor Empowerment Roundtable (D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R). The virtual event will launch Wednesday, January 27 from 9-11 am.  The roundtable is designed to bring awareness to upcoming business opportunities for certified construction and property management minority business enterprises in Greater Cincinnati. The virtual session will include information and insights from key Fifth Third leaders, category specific breakout sessions, and networking with local general contractors and trade partners.

Fifth Third will host additional DISCOVER roundtable sessions during 2021 that will highlight projects and contracting opportunities that include but are not limited to, architecture, design, mechanical, electrical, prefabrication and flooring. The series will also provide insight and tips about how to bid work for upcoming Fifth Third projects and introduce M/WBE trade partners to key decision makers.  In February, there will be additional events to allow Tier 2 and 3 trade partners the opportunity to explain their capabilities and connect with the Bank’s General contractors.

Space is limited.  We encourage certified construction and property management MBEs to register today by clicking here.  For questions about the event, please contact 53SupplierDiversity@53.com.