MBE/EDGE Contracting Opportunity Tool Kit
TOOLS to help you make the most of your MBE/EDGE certification.
- Ohio Business Expo - Online registration now available HERE
- The 2013 Ohio Business Expo is Nov. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center's Rhodes Center, located at 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. Admission is free, however, there is a $5 fee for parking.
Representatives from state agencies, boards, commissions and universities will be on hand to tell you about their upcoming set aside contracts and additional purchasing needs for this fiscal year. There will also be informational and skill-building workshops open to all attendees. We hope that you find this event helpful and use this opportunity to network with agency procurement officers to tell them more about your company's capabilities.
To help your business prepare for the Expo, the Central Ohio Minority Business Association and the Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center, a service of the Ohio Development Services Agency, are hosting two workshops. The workshops will be on Nov. 7 and 14 at 11:30 a.m. Please see the pre-Expo workshop flier HERE
-- Pre-Expo Workshops flier
-- Expo flier 2013
-- Expo Book 2012
Ohio Affirmative Action in Employment
There is an "important distinction between affirmative action and equal opportunity. Equal opportunity assumes that the concept of merit based solely upon a person’s perceived ability to perform job duties will exclusively govern all personnel decisions. Committment to affirmative action requires specific efforts to recruit, employ, and promote members of groups previously excluded by consideration of additional factors deemed to be relevant and important.*"
Affirmative Action Program Verification