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Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Would your business benefit from State Certification or linking your business to public purchasers in search of goods and services? Come learn more about State Certification AND other State programs at this informative Workshop.
The Operational Services Division’s (OSD) Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certifies companies as Massachusetts Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBE), and Portuguese Business Enterprises (PBE). Business owners of companies with a principal place of business in Massachusetts must attend a free, mandatory, two-hour pre-certification workshop before submitting an application for certification.
This Workshop provides an overview of the State certification process and the required documents that must be submitted when applying for certification. The workshop also provides a brief introduction to COMMBUYS (the Commonwealth’s procurement platform where bidding opportunities occur), the Small Business Purchasing Program, and the Supplier Diversity Program. | FREE

The certification application and instructions will be provided at this Workshop.
**COMMBUYS Vendor Registration assistance is available after the workshop from 10:30-11:30am**
Moderator: Maria Nigro Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Presenters: Katherine Thomas—Trainer, Operational Services Division
Wanda Colon-D’Angelo—Director of SDO Certification, Supplier Diversity Office, Operational Services Division

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