2019 Supplier Diversity Business & Health EXPO
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 • 8:30AM - 12PM
6900 W. State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317
Looking for Business Opportunities?
Broward Health buys a variety of supplies and services to operate its more than 50 healthcare facilities, Procurement Staff, Key End-Users and Prime Vendors will be on-site for matchmaking.
Need a Health Check-up?
Broward Health Community Health Services team will be on-site providing health screenings and health educational resources.
Register Now! Space is limited!
FREE Registration, Parking and Continental Breakfast
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Your registration is NOT complete until you return to your company profile, complete all tabs, and upload your current signed W9 form.
Broward Health requires that all vendors be registered in the Vendor Registration System (VRS). VRS Registration is mandatory and supersedes all previous registration efforts undertaken by Broward Health. PLEASE NOTE: A separate registration is required for subsidiaries/entities having different tax identification numbers.
VRS supplies information ONLY and does not constitute an assumed obligation by Broward Health to guarantee contractual award or agreement/contract or an order for a product or service.
Once your VRS registration is completed, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and a copy of the VRS Welcome Letter. To enable VRS e-mail notifications to be recognized as originating from a trusted sender and delivered to your inbox instead of your junk/spam mail, we recommend you do the following for the email accounts you will be providing in sections 1 and 3 of your VRS registration:
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (for SBE/MBE/WBE vendors) to your contacts so that they are recognized as trusted contacts.
- Mark messages from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com that arrive in the Spam folder as “not spam.”
NOTE: Do not send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All emails regarding VRS should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and emails regarding Supplier Diversity should be sent to email@example.com.
Broward Health encourages all registered/certified vendors to attend one of Broward Health's vendor orientation sessions. Orientation outlines the policies and procedures governing "how to do business" with Broward Health. The next session will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Sessions take place at:
Broward Health Corporate Offices
1700 NW 49th Street, Suite # 150
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
If you have any questions, please call us at 954-473-7289 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaining Access to Broward Health Facilities
Broward Health has implemented IntelliCentrics "Sec3ure" to help manage vendor access and credentials. All vendor representatives visiting any Broward Health facility must sign up for the “no charge” Base Membership with Sec3ure.
- Sign up for the “Free – No Charge” Base Membership HERE.
- On each visit to a Broward Health facility, vendors must check-in/out at the Sec3ure Vendor Kiosk to print a Sec3ure Vendor Access Badge, before proceeding through Security.
REMINDER: NO COLD CALLS – VENDORS MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT!
Diverse Vendor Certification
Broward Health’s SBE/MBE/WBE Certification process is a validation process used to determine if a company is eligible to participate in Broward Health’s Supplier Diversity program, as a Certified Diverse Vendor. Broward Health accepts various local, national, and federal SBE, MBE, and WBE Certifications. All vendors wishing to be recognized as Broward Health Certified Diverse Vendors (CDVs), must register in VRS and upload a current (valid more than 60 days of expiration) SBE/MBE/WBE certification certificate/document issued by one of Broward Health’s approved certification partners, listed below. Broward Health’s Certified Diverse Vendor -SBE status, also includes Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business, Veteran-owned Small Business, Disadvantage Business Enterprises, and HUBZone Small Business.
Broward Health’s Certification Partners
- School Board Of Broward County
- Broward County – Small Business Division
- Miami Dade – Department of Business Development
- Miami Dade County Public Schools – Office of Economic Opportunity
- Palm Beach County – Office of Small Business Assistance
- School District of Palm Beach County – Office of Diversity in Business Practices
- SBA - 8A Business Development
- SBA - HUBZone Small Business
- SBA - Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
- SDVOSB/VOSB –US Dept of VA –Service Disabled/Veteran-owned Small Business
- SBA - Women-Owned Small Business
- DBE - US Department of Transportation – Disadvantage Business Enterprise
- ... And any other Governmental Agency in the State of Florida
Broward Health has a verification process for Small, Minority, and Women owned businesses that allow companies to self-declare diverse vendor status. Those diverse vendors that do not have a current SBE/MBE/WBE certification/document from one of Broward Health’s approved Certification Partners or choose not to be certified as a SBE/MBE/WBE with one of Broward Health’s approved certification partners are encouraged to complete a Verified Diverse Vendor (VDV) affidavit, affirming the company owner(s)’ minority ancestral origin, legal gender or the company’s small business status. Also, the affidavit attests that the company is 51% owned, operated and managed by minorities and/or women or is certified as a SBE or has self-declared SBE status with a Federal, State or Local governmental agency, not listed as an approved Broward Health certification partner. Vendors that register as a small business with the Federal Government System for Award Management (SAM) must provide a copy of the firm’s SAM registration profile, noting the confirmed size standard by the SBA, DUNN number, and SAM Registration Expiration date.
However, it is the goal of Broward Health’s Supplier Diversity Program to have all vendors meeting the SBE/MBE/WBE certification criteria of one of Broward Health’s approved certification partners to become certified as such. The Verified Diverse Vendor status is intended to be a “temporary” status used to ensure the accuracy and credibility of the tracking of Broward Health’s procurement data for diverse vendors. Also,Verified Diverse Vendors are NOT eligible to participate in Broward Health’s Supplier Diversity Program enhancements (i.e., sub-contracting/2nd tier participation, RFQ - Quote Price Tolerance, RFP Scoring, etc.).Certified Diverse Vendor Directory
Check your company’s Certified Diverse Vendor status with Broward Health by clicking here: Certified Diverse Vendor Directory.
Looking for Certified Diverse Vendors for 2nd Tier and Sub-contracting? Please review our Certified Diverse Vendor Directory.
For additional information, visit https://www.browardhealth.org/pages/diversity.