The City of Columbia implemented a 10% DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) goal in 2015. This year, to help us reach this goal, the Office of Business Opportunities is hosting a Women’s Business Opportunity Conference on March 29, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This conference will: (1) educate vendors on the purchasing process at the City, (2) provide vendors with the opportunity to meet with purchasers representing various city departments, and (3) hear from women owned businesses who have successfully obtained contracts with the city.
If you don’t have a product or service that the City purchases, we still have something for you. Mark your calendar for the Real Business Women of Columbia’s Pitch Competition later that day at 6:00 pm.
Below are examples of routine purchases made by City Departments for supplies and services.
Contact: Office of Business Opportunities / [email protected] / 803.545.3950