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Benefits for Corporate Members

SMSDC works as a partner company to assist in certifying current suppliers to help develop minority businesses become better partners for large corporations.

  • Assistance with pre-screening potential MBE partners for upcoming bid opportunities.
  • Scheduling one-on-one meetings to help your company source suppliers efficiently.
  • ‘SMSDC Quick Response Team’: One-click service when you need a list of certified MBEs urgently, we will conduct a search for qualified MBEs and send you a list at the earliest.
  • One-on-one buyer training. This training defines why having a strong supplier diversity and development program directly impacts the company’s bottom line. This training also teaches how to identify and include MBEs in the corporate supplier chain.
  • Training to use the NMSDC MBISYS and SMSDC supplier base.
  • You will have the opportunity to host “How to do business with us” training sessions for MBEs.
  • Corporate networking events are organized for supplier diversity professionals to meet with peers from other corporations.
  • Interactive corporate training to utilize the resources SMSDC offers to achieve your supplier diversity goals, and reporting your progress, success and numbers to your customers.
  • SMSDC will work with your company to host informational forums for MBEs, based on project needs.
  • Minority demographic, statistics, facts and figures.
  • Podium access for your company to speak about your programs and initiatives.
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with skilled MBEs that can add value to your business.
  • Advertise current and future sourcing opportunities in SMSDC’s monthly newsletter.