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The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council honors Juneteenth, a day of freedom and reflection. Let’s celebrate the journey towards equality and the strength of those who paved the way for future generations.

Happy Juneteenth!

In observance of Juneteenth, the DFW MSDC office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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… 


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



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



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



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


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

Upcoming Events



Signature 2024 Events

JUNE 27 – Quarterly Supply Chain Professionals Luncheons

AUGUST – Buy Those That Buy Us® Recognition Breakfast 

AUGUST – Interactive Nexus

SEPTEMBER 25 – Quarterly Supply Chain Professionals Luncheons

SEPTEMBER 30 – Golf Classic & Pickleball 

NOVEMBER 15 – E Awards Gala 

DECEMBER 10 – Annual Meeting 

  • The Sales Process & Fundamentals
  • Effective Sales Strategies including Building a Sales Pipeline
  • Using Technology & Content Marketing
  • Closing the Sale

Presented by

Darryl Owens
Blue Palmetto Training

Open to Certified


TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024
at 10:00 AM
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School of Innovation

Calling all General Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers!

The Dallas ISD Construction Services & Bond Office and M/WBE alog with DFW MSDC welcome everyone to ur 3rd Annual Building BIG: A Construction Mixer. Build connections and learn about upcoming opportunities.


June 27, 2024

11:30 am

Hilton Lincoln Center

5410 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas

Join us as we have a conversation about public policies impacting minority business inclusion. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of a transformative discussion on the impact of public policy on procurement and what each of us have a responsibility to do to ensure continued minority business inclusion.

Presented by the DFW MSDC
Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group

July 9, 2024
10:00 am
via ZOOM

Guest Presenter

Allen Wu, CEO

Find out about the many services and financial solutions offered by Sequoia Funding including:

  • Self-Insured Medical Expense Reimbursement Program
  • Real Estate Funding
  • Business Funding
  • Business Services



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.

The One Percent Plus initiative is an acknowledgment of the economic gap between the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises and Non-Minority Business Enterprises and purposefully strives to drive intentional efforts to close the utilization gap. We believe strongly that minority business inclusion matters for our total economy.

Find out what commitment to inclusion can do for our total economy — the creation of jobs, a stronger tax base, a more vibrant community. Numbers matter!


Check out the 2023 Economic Impact Report.

Join the movement. Let’s close the gap!


A Council Initiative Since 2008

BTTBU(R) 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(R) white papers provide best practices for Buying Entity supplier diversity programs, aggregate metrics, and trends surrounding minority businesses utilization.



Thank you to all of our supporters and participants at ACCESS 2024 Business Expo! We hope your time spent was rewarding and that meaningful connections were made.

Please click on the SURVEY BUTTON below and take a quick survey so we can continue to add value at events like ACCESS.

Enjoy the pictures taken during the expo.

Watch for further information coming your way soon:

  • Seminar videos
  • Luncheon video
  • Public Policy updates
  • and more

Again, thank you and great to see you!



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

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




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)

Corporation of the Year - Category 4

Corporation of the Year - Category 4

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)



The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes two key provisions that could have a significant business impact on your company.

  1. Increased Goal for Service-Disabled Veteran Firms
  2. Prompt Payment
  3. Past Performance of Affiliates of Small businesses



Free Tool for Certified MBEs


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!