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Small Business Program & Supplier Diversity Initiatives

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Jackson Health System - Miami-Dade County’s provider of world-class patient care wants to do business with you.

The mission of Jackson’s Small Business Program is to provide an open procurement environment for all through innovative and fair business practices. We are fully committed to supporting the economic development of Miami-Dade County small businesses through our program and supporting diverse suppliers through our supplier diversity initiatives.

Jackson's Small Business Program

Jackson currently participates in the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. The Miami-Dade County Small Business Development certifies local firms as an “SBE” based on various criteria and revenue thresholds in its race- and gender-neutral program. Our participation in the SBE Program fosters growth and employment in the local economy by giving small businesses a chance to gain the experience, knowledge and resources necessary to succeed.  Miami-Dade County certified SBEs are able to participate in various contract measures designed to assist with the bidding process.

Visit Miami-Dade County’s Small Business Development Division online at www.miamidade.gov/smallbusiness/enterprise-programs.asp or call 305-375-3111 for information on SBE certification programs and to apply for SBE certification.

Locate currently certified SBEs for goods and services, construction, and architecture and engineering by searching Miami-Dade County’s Certified Vendor Directory.

Jackson's Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Jackson encourages and supports the participation of diverse suppliers that can successfully compete for prime or sub-contracting opportunities. As a race- and gender-neutral organization, we engage in a number of organizations and activities to encourage outreach, identification and participation of Small and Historically Underutilized Businesses (S/UBs), including Minority-, Women-, Veteran- and/or Service Disabled Veteran-owned businesses in contracting opportunities.

A supplier is considered diverse if the business is at least 51% minority-, women-, veteran-, and/or service disabled veteran-owned. Certifications are issued by nationally recognized certifiers such as The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), regional affiliates of The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) like The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), and The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (VetBiz).

Jackson strengthens its commitment to support diverse suppliers through collaborative relationships with locally- and nationally-recognized organizations such as the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC), Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.

Jackson Small Business Program Office

Small and underutilized diverse vendors interested in doing business with Jackson may call 305-585-5004 for more information on our programs and initiatives.  Our team is available to help.

Amber Lawhorn - Director, Small Business Enterprise Program
Romelia Brown - Small Business Program Analyst
Liana Lowe - Small Business Program Specialist

Jackson Health System Supplier Portal

To be notified of upcoming business opportunities, be sure to register on the Jackson Health System Supplier Portal. Once you have created a free account, this system can be used to receive, review and respond to JHS solicitations. You will be able to view open solicitations by clicking on the “Browse Open Events” link. Create an account today by visiting JacksonSupplierPortal.org.

Vendors

Procurement Management
Division of Strategic Sourcing
Jackson Medical Towers
1500 N.W. 12th Avenue, Suite 820
Miami, Florida 33136
305-585-2289 (office)

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