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Procurement Services

Diversity in Contracts

The University of North Florida recognizes the impact that contracting with a diverse supplier base can have on the Jacksonville business community and population at large, and therefore, values such vendors as an integral part of its business strategy. In a fiscally responsible manner, we strive to grow and sustain an array of vendors:


to expand relationships and enrich economic opportunities for small businesses.


to have a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our students, faculty, staff and community.

Getting Certified

The State of Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) is a governmental entity that certifies Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses for free. Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) are certified by OSD under the following designations: woman-owned (WBE), veteran-owned (VBE), and minority-owned (MBE). Additional information regarding certification requirements and the State of Florida’s CBE codes: