DIRECTIONS ~ Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program Updates by Tondra Davis
Happy New Year! We are excited and optimistic about what 2021 holds for the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program and our MBE, WBE and DVBs. Like many of you, Supplier Diversity became all too familiar with the term “pivot" in 2020. Thankfully, with commitment to the cause, perseverance and hard work we achieved many successes in 2020.
Perhaps our most notable 2020 success is for the 5th time in the history of the program, we achieved the 5% Diverse State Spending Goal with a 5.41% Diverse Spend. This goal hadn't been met since 2014. Our success is your success. Thank you for competitively Bidding on State Contracts and successfully executing each of the awarded projects.
In 2021 we vow to continue working on the directives of Governor Tony Evers' Executive Order #59:
1) Assessing and improving current procurement and contract processes; and
2) Developing new relationships and strategies to create and foster opportunities for our diverse suppliers.
Let us know how we can be of assistance. It would be our pleasure to serve you!
& WI Supplier Diversity
Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Program Info - April 6th, 2021, 1 - 2 pm
Disabled-Veteran-Owned Business (DVB) Program Info - April 13th, 1 - 2 pm
Registration Logistics TBD