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Upcoming Events

UPCOMING

EVENTS 2024

Signature 2024 Events

FEBRUARY 8 – Economic Briefing & 2024 Board of Directors Installation 

FEBRUARY 27 – Hard Hat 2024 Construction Expo 

APRIL 26 – Buy Those That Buy Us™ Recognition Breakfast 

MAY 14-15 – ACCESS 2024 Business Expo

JUNE 19 – Top Golf Networking Experience 

AUGUST – Interactive Nexus

Quarterly Supply Chain Professionals Luncheons 

  • MARCH 27
  • JUNE 26
  • SEPTEMBER 25

SEPTEMBER 30 – Golf Classic & Pickleball 

NOVEMBER 15 – E Awards Gala 

DECEMBER 10 – Annual Meeting 

 

Three Virtual Sessions
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Session 1 – February 9
  • Session 2 – February 16
  • Session 3 – February 23

presented by 
Albert Garza
Small Business Specialist
GSA

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GSA does $50 billion worth of business annually, mostly with small businesses.

Are you ready to be next?

 

February 21
3:00 PM
Virtual Session

presented by the
MBE Input Committee (MBEIC)

Join us for a our first Conversational Session of the year.

  • Connect with other MBEs
  • Learn more about the One Percent Plus Initiative
  • Exchange ideas, tools, resources to grow your business
  • Share your perspective on the current business environment

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Globe Life Field
Home of the
World Champion Texas Rangers
734 Stadium Drive
Arlington TX 76011

ARRIVE EARLY
2:30 -3:30 PM
UT System Presents
HUB Construction
Step-by-Step Guide

More than $6 billion in major construction projects across Texas

WORKSHOPS |  ROUNDTABLES
EXPO | FOOD & BEVERAGES

KICKOFF
March 7
10:00 am

8585 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1150N
Dallas, TX 75247

4-month series covering:

  • Procurement, policies and procedures
  • Construction and architect & engineering
  • Strategies for successful contracts
  • Money matters (invoicing, payments and compliance)

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Workshops

  • Session 1 – March 6 – 9 am – 11 am
  • Session 2 – March 13 – 9 am – 11 am
  • Q&A Session – March 20 – 9 am – 10 am

SESSION 1 & 2: REGISTER HERE

Q & A Session: REGISTER HERE

Participants Requirements

  • Systems Awards Management (SAM) registration be complete by March 6
  • SBA Certify Registration must be fully complete

Qualify for set aside and sole-source contracts with federal buyers. Additional support available through 8(a) program includes mentoring, procurement assistance, business counseling, training, financial assistance and surety bonding.

 

You are required to watch the Pre-Cert video above in its entirety.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE to view the pre-certification video.

Pre-Certification Weekly Live Q&A Session

Get Your Questions Answered.
Every Thursday at 1 pm CST

DISCLAIMER: This will not be a Presentation. This is a Q&A Session. Come prepared with questions please.

DESCRIPTION: This Q&A session is only for applicants who have questions/inquiries of the certification application process AFTER having watched the Pre-Certification Video above.

During the Q&A session, each person will be put into a Waiting Room. Once selected, you will have 4 – 8 minutes (depending upon how many registrants are in the waiting room) to speak and ask questions. Thank you in advance for your patience. You must have questions ready when selected.

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2023

Signature Sponsor

2023 E Award Winners

Signature Sponsor

AT&T – Corporation of the Year

North Texas Tollway Authority
– Public Sector Agency of the Year

Tony Marino, Ericsson
Executive Champion of the Year

Azteca-Omega Group
Supplier of the Year – Category 4

Strategar
Supplier of the Year – Category 2

B12 Solutions
Supplier of the Year – Category 1

Donna Weaver Erhardt, Ericsson
Supplier Diversity Professional
of the Year

Ron Duncan,
DFW International Airport
Supply Chain Professional of the Year

VSoft – Supplier of the Year – Category 3 (Not in attendance)

Pam Ervin Davis, Nervi’
MBE Advocate of the Year

Congratulations MEGA Award Honorees

Amazon &
Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc.

AT&T & Asociar LLC, Compnova LLC,
Diamond P Enterprises Inc., Group O Inc., SHI International Corp, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc.

AT&T and Logisticorp Wholesale Trade LLC, WWT

Dallas County & Azteca-Omega Group,
Russell Construction

DART & Azteca-Omega Group,
Alpha & Omega

Pepsico & Universal Displays

Toyota & VDArt

CHECK OUT MORE
E AWARDS GALA PHOTOS.

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Join CEOs in the One Percent Plus Pledge!

On May 24, guest panelists President/CEO Jim Burke, Vistra Corp; CEO Sean Donohue, DFW International Airport; and Chairman, President and CEO Lori Ryerkerk, Celanese discussed the DFW MSDC One Percent Plus Initiative, what their companies were doing to meet the commitment and the importance of intentional inclusion of minority businesses in the economic engine of our nation. They urged others to TAKE THE PLEDGE to increase use of new minority suppliers and spend with minority suppliers by One Percent Plus year over year.

Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council introduced the One Percent Plus initiative to support deliberate
intervention to close the economic wealth gap for certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), which is estimated at 333 years with the current level. According to a recent Economic Impact study, increasing spend with MBE’s by at least One Percent Plus year over year would shrink the economic wealth gap closure timeframe for communities of color to 15 years.

 

MBE CEOs Take the Pledge!

Reena Barta

Reena Barta

Software Professionals Inc.

Evelyn Molina

Evelyn Molina

All Janitorial

Greg Cody

Greg Cody

GCC Enterprises

Pamela Nelson

Pamela Nelson

Bracane Company

Ray Marsh

Ray Marsh

RAM Contracting

Yareli Esteban

Yareli Esteban

Strategar

Milton Quinn

Milton Quinn

Alpha & Omega Industries, LLC

Don McKneely

Don McKneely

MBN USA

Terri Quinton

Terri Quinton

Q2 Marketing Group LLC

Congratulations!

MBE NMSDC National Winners!

Revenue Category 4 (Greater Than $50 million)

Revenue Category 4 (Greater Than $50 million)

Revenue Category 2 ($1 million - $10 million)

Revenue Category 2 ($1 million - $10 million)

NMSDC Corporation of the Year – Category 4

50th Anniversary Tribute and Impact

Check out all the photos from an exciting 50th Anniversary Celebration.
CLICK HERE.

What We Do

The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities. 

Listen in… 

CERTIFY

DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.

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CONNECT

DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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DEVELOP

Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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ADVOCATE

DFW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion and equitable purchasing practices.

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North Texas Results

Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs (including 22,000 ethnic minority employees)

Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs

Regional and National Buying Entities Members

North Texas Cities/Counties Served

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated along with links to member procurement sites

BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM 

A Council Initiative Since 2008

BTTBU™ recognizes those Buying Entities who have invested their time and resources in diversifying their supply chain in innovative ways for impactful results. The often-copied initiative champions the utilization of DFW MSDC-certified minority businesses with DFW MSDC Buying Entity members. BTTBU™ white papers provide best practices for Buying Entity supplier diversity programs, aggregate metrics, and trends surrounding minority businesses utilization.

 

2022-2023 BTTBUTM HONOREES

The Dallas Fort Worth Council is continually working to provide services and tools that help our stakeholders. This includes expert consultation support and enhanced connection tools.

Expert Bonding Assistance

DFW MSDC offers expert assistance in developing your personalized bonding package for submission to a bonding broker, based upon your individual needs and circumstances.

  • One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results.
  • Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter.
  • If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker.
  • NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs.

Complete the questionnaire to begin the process.

QUESTIONS? Call 214.945.1229 (Live operator available 24/7)

REGISTER HERE

Free Tool for Certified MBEs

In 2022, the Council developed a free tool for certified MBEs to utilize in order to grow their businesses.

Do you know your business’ strengths and weaknesses? Check out this FREE tool!

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