The purpose of this miniseries is to provide awareness into Vanderbilt University’s procurement processes, and facilitate buyer / diverse supplier connections. The University, along with its partners, the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), will jointly host a miniseries with eight (8) sessions (2 series sessions per quarter).
Starting in April 2022, the University will conduct an Introductory Session for all buyers and diversity suppliers to learn more about the University’s procurement processes including; but not limited, to how to register to become a supplier with the University, and how to be included in upcoming bid requests for proposal. In this session, the structure of the meet-and-greet miniseries to help diverse firms prepare for their respective category-specific sessions, which will also be outlined. During this time period, the partnership will host its inaugural category-specific meet-and-greet session, to will focus on Research related suppliers (i.e., providers of lab supplies, calibration services, chemicals, reagents. Important information regarding the entire miniseries will be shared regarding the six (6) category-specific meet-and-greet sessions in the Introductory Session. Please be sure to join us. Your contacts could lead to contracts.
2022-23 Sessions (register for each individually):